Amidst the rumours of Brad Pitt allegedly dating Marion Cotillard on the sets of Allied and the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie splitting, the Inglourious Basterds actor has got some good news as the holiday season nears. The FBI has cleared the 52-year-old actor of wrongdoing after a child abuse investigation. Pitt was also cleared by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services last month.
The accusation was made from an incident on a private plane in September, involving his teenage son Maddox. The actor had been under investigation for an alleged drunken incident with Maddox on the flight. This happened just a day before Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt.
"In response to the allegations made following a flight within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States which landed in Los Angeles carrying Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation. No charges have been filed in this matter," read a statement issued to Us Weekly. The website also reports that FBI agents interviewed Jolie for several hours about the matter at her Los Angeles home on October 18.
The Maleficent actor filed for divorce from Pitt in September citing "irreconcilable differences" as legal grounds. Earlier this month, her representative said she and Pitt reached a temporary agreement in the divorce.
According to the agreement, Jolie will have the sole custody of their six children -- Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 -- and Pitt will receive "therapeutic visits." However, the latest developments in the case share that Pitt filed a request for joint custody.
Pitt and Jolie married in August 2014 after being together for 10 years. The couple was officially engaged in 2012. Earlier that year, Pitt had said that he and Jolie hoped to get married for the sake of their children.