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 (opens in new tab)), Brad Pitt has been cleared of abuse allegations (opens in new tab) by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services for getting into an alleged altercation with his son in September.

TMZ (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) after a "pattern of misconduct." Pitt is said to have cooperated fully, (opens in new tab) 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 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.