Reports: Brad Pitt under investigation for child abuse

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In this Nov. 4, 2015 file photo Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

UNDATED (WISH/AP) — Brad Pitt is under investigation for child abuse, according to two entertainment news outlets.

Reports by People Magazine and TMZ claim Pitt got drunk on a flight last Wednesday with his wife Angelina Jolie and children and was verbally and physically abusive to them.

He continued to rant after the plane landed, TMZ reports.

Neither People nor TMZ names their sources for the information.

“He (Pitt) takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” a source tells People. “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”

Angelina Jolie, 41, cited “irreconcilable difference” in divorce papers filed Monday in Los Angeles. She is seeking physical custody of their six children, with visitation rights for Brad.

An attorney for Angelina Jolie said Tuesday that her decision to divorce was made “for the health of the family.” The filing dated the couple’s separation to last Thursday.

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