Report: Brad Pitt Voluntarily Submitted to Drug Test in Child Abuse Investigation
Brad Pitt reportedly took a drug and alcohol test on his own volition as part of the investigation into allegations he verbally and physically abused his son during a heated argument with estranged wife, Angelina Jolie.
TMZ reports Pitt submitted to the urine test early on in the investigation in an attempt to show he had nothing to hide, and to clear up any “exaggerations.”
A legal source confirmed to Us Weekly, “The DCFS [Department of Community & Family Services] wouldn’t compel someone to provide the urine sample for the drug test; it would be voluntary.”
The incident, which took place on the Jolie-Pitt family jet earlier this month, was reportedly caught on tape and showed Pitt “looking drunk” and “yelling” at Jolie and their kids. No physical violence was shown.
An insider told Us that Pitt “has cooperated [with the investigation]. He certainly wants what’s best for his kids and for them to be in the best environment, and he’ll do anything that will put them in the best position.”
“He knows the severity of the allegations and wants to be cleared of abuse before he sees them,” another insider previously told Us of Pitt. “He is confident he will be cleared. The kids [Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8] are asking to see Brad, so he is hoping to see them next week.”
Jolie, 41, filed for divorce on Sept. 19, 2016, an unexpected move that has left Pitt “shattered.” He recently bowed out of promoting the Terrence Malick’s new documentary, Voyage of Time, which Pitt narrated, to concentrate on his family.
A rep for Jolie told Us that the actress is also “devastated that it has come to this but will do everything in her power to protect her family.”