FBI quizzes Angelina Jolie over private jet incident
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has questioned Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie for more than four hours over her estranged husband and actor Brad Pitt’s private plane incident.
According to media reports, Pitt has been alleged to have gotten “verbally abusive” and “physical” with their son Maddox, 15, under the influence of alcohol during a flight on September 14.
Soon after the alleged incident, Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce. After an anonymous source reported the alleged incident, the FBI got involved as they have jurisdiction because the incident occurred in mid-air.
Jolie and Pitt have agreed on a parenting plan, giving the actress temporary physical custody over the children with Pitt allowed to visit them under the supervision of a therapist
“The agents wanted a breakdown of everything that happened from when the plane took off to when it landed. Angelina fully cooperated,” usmagazine.com quoted its sources as saying.
According to the report, the source said that the FBI “will likely investigate for another few weeks”. After that they “will present the case to the prosecutor, who will evaluate whether they feel the need to bring charges. It could potentially be months”.
Both the Hollywood actors Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie are eager to avoid a court case, with the source explaining: “Neither side wants this to go to court because everything the FBI and DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) investigated will potentially be made available to the public, which would be bad for the entire family.”
It was later reported that “Maddox suffered no injuries and some witnesses on the jet say Brad’s contact with the boy was inadvertent”.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that DCFS have extended their investigation into Mr Pitt.
The two and their children — Maddox, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — have all been previously interviewed. The DCFS has now expanded its investigation to other alleged incidents.