Shit is about to get real in the Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorce.
Earlier this morning, it was reported by TMZ that Brad Pitt was under investigation by the LAPD for being verbally and physically abusive on a September 14 flight, the day before Angelina Jolie filed for divorce and asked for sole physical custody of their kids.
The LAPD soon denied that they were actively investigating Pitt. However, since the incident took place in the air while on a private plane, the report received has been referred to the FBI, which has jurisdiction in the situation.
As often with Hollywood breakups, the news is coming from TMZ and some sources are unnamed. The Minnesota connection? The celebrity gossip site claims that the flight eventually landed in Minnesota, where Pitt continued to freak out. According to TMZ:
"Sources familiar with the situation tell us, Brad, Angelina and their kids were on a flight last Wednesday when he allegedly got wasted on the private jet. He allegedly went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids....the plane landed a week ago Wednesday just before 8 PM at an airport in Minnesota. That's when eyewitnesses say Brad was "out of control" on the tarmac and even tried to leave in a fuel truck."
The abuse report was anonymous, and it has been confirmed that Los Angeles DCFS has interviewed Pitt and Jolie, and plan to interview the children as well.
Sad celebrity news indeed.