The FBI is evaluating whether to open an investigation into an alleged incident involving Brad Pitt and his family on a private jet last week, a spokeswoman for the agency announced Thursday.
In a statement, Laura Eimiller said the FBI is gathering information about allegations the actor was abusive toward one of his six children during the flight, The Associated Press reports. The case was referred to the FBI because the alleged incident occurred while the family was in the air, traveling to the U.S. from France, TMZ reports.
Several media outlets, citing anonymous sources, report that Pitt is being investigated by a child welfare agency because of the incident; the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Families has said it cannot confirm or deny if it has opened an investigation, and the LAPD says that it is not investigating Pitt. On Monday, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt, with her manager Geyer Kosinski telling E! News she will "always do what's in the best interest of taking care of her family."