Posted on Sat Sep 24th, 2016 2:31pm PDT By X17 Staff
Despite rumors of a physical altercation and a child abuse investigation, Brad Pitt reportedly didn't hit his son Maddox, and a source close to the actor has revealed new details about the fight that took place last week while the family was on a private jet.
According to an insider, Pitt "was drunk, and there was an argument between him and Angelina. There was a parent-child argument which was not handled in the right way and escalated more than it should have." HOWEVER, the source says Pitt did not injure or strike his son. "He is emphatic that it did not reach the level of physical abuse, that no one was physically harmed. He did not hit his child in the face in any way. He did not do that; he is emphatic about that. He put his hands on him, yes, because the confrontation was spiraling out of control. Brad made contact with Maddox in the shoulder area, and there was absolutely no physical injury to him."
The source added that any accusations beyond that are "a combination of exaggerations and lies. They have taken the overall smallest kernel of truth – that a fight got out of hand and reached a regrettable peak, and that as a result DCFS is looking into it – and they are manipulating it to best suit their attempts to gain custody."
The mag reports that Pitt hasn't seen his children in several days and that he hasn't been in touch with Jolie since the divorce filing. "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well being of our kids I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time," Pitt said in a statement following the news.