Breaking: Brad Pitt Has Been Cleared in Child Abuse Investigation

Thank goodness.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
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Following an intensive investigation (and his first public appearance), Brad Pitt has been cleared of abuse allegations by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for getting into an alleged altercation with his son in September.

TMZ reports that the DCFS concluded their investigation on Wednesday after interviews with social workers—who were looking into Angelina Jolie's alleged claim that Pitt intentionally struck their son after a "pattern of misconduct." Pitt is said to have cooperated fully, and even agreed to give urine and blood samples.

Brad Pitt and children.

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No further action will be taken, and it's unclear how this will impact the upcoming custody battle between Pitt and Jolie over their six children.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.