Since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt this week, there has been a lot of speculation about whether Brad Pitt was abusive towards their children.  After initial false reports that the LAPD were looking into the allegations, we can now confirm that the FBI are investigating the situation. The FBI released a statement to US Weekly saying the following:

 The FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued.

 TMZ reported on Thursday that there was an incident on a private jet taking Brangelina and their children to California, where Brad was allegedly verbally and physically abusive towards his children. A source told US Weekly that when the plane stopped to refuel, a drunk Pitt was “fighting with Angie” and their eldest child, Maddox, “stepped in to defend Angie and got in Brad’s face.”  This is apparently what triggered Angelina’s decision to file for divorce. Pitt is reportedly beside himself and was “completely blindsided” by the divorce filing.

This situation continues to get messier and messier every day.  So sad.  We’ll keep you posted.