The Department of Children and Family Services in Los Angeles County is conducting an inquiry into allegations that Brad Pitt was involved in an incident with a child aboard a private plane flying from Europe to L.A., NBC News reports. Earlier, Armand Montiel, DCFS Public Affairs Director, had told E! News the law does not allow the department to confirm or deny subjects of its investigations. A spokesperson for the LAPD told E! News police are not investigating allegations of child abuse.
Meanwhile, the FBI released the following statement this evening: "In response to your inquiry regarding allegations within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States; specifically, an aircraft carrying Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued."
TMZ and People first reported Pitt was under investigation over the incident, which allegedly occurred Sept. 14. Angelina Jolie separated from Pitt, her husband of two years, on Sept. 15, according to court documents obtained by E! News. The actress filed for divorce on Sept. 19.