Brad Pitt Cleared in Child Services Probe Over Abusive Behavior Claims: Reports

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Brad Pitt attends an event for 'Allied' at Regency Village Theatre, Westwood, California, November 9. Jonathan Leibson/Getty

Brad Pitt has been cleared of any wrongdoing after being investigated for being abusive towards his son, according to media reports.

The actor was alleged to have got physical with 15-year-old Maddox, who his estranged wife Angelina Jolie adopted in 2002, on a flight from France to the U.S. in September. Jolie filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences" a day later.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has concluded its investigation and found no evidence of wrongdoing on Pitt's part.

Although the DCFS does not publicly comment on investigations, a spokesperson for Jolie told TMZ: "Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their eight-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal."

Pitt and Jolie are currently locked in a custody battle for their six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne. Jolie is seeking sole custody, while Pitt is seeking joint custody as part of their divorce agreement.

Jolie's spokesperson previously confirmed the kids were in her custody during the DCFS investigation, but Pitt was permitted regular visits.

Pitt made one of his first red carpet appearances since news of the divorce and investigation broke when he joined Marion Cotillard at the Los Angeles premiere of their new World War II drama Allied on Wednesday.

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