A New Report Details the Fight That Led to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Divorce

One of their children allegedly came between them. 😓

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
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Following reports (opens in new tab) that Bratt Pitt is being investigated by the FBI for child abuse, TMZ (opens in new tab) has released new details about the alleged confrontation that took place between the actor and Angelina Jolie on a private plan from France to Los Angeles.

According to the site—who broke the initial news of Jolie's divorce filing—Pitt crossed a line by "lunging" at Maddox, who was verbally defending his mom during an argument.

From TMZ: "We're told Brad then lunged at the boy and Angelina jumped in between them to block her husband. Brad connected in some fashion with his son."

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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Reports differ as to whether Pitt was intoxicated at the time of the altercation or proceeded to get intoxicated afterwards. It's also unclear at this time how the alleged fight started and what the catalyst was—but sources say Pitt's never "acted agressively" toward his kids in the past.

Jolie is seeking sole physical custody (opens in new tab) of the couple's children; you can read her statement (opens in new tab) here, while Pitt's can be found here (opens in new tab).

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.