Brad Pitt's custody battle with Angelina Jolie could get uglier.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is no longer investigating Pitt for child abuse. That investigation stemmed from allegations that Pitt acted inappropriately toward at least one of the six children he shares with Jolie while they were onboard the family's private jet, just before she quietly filed for divorce.
Jolie's rep released a statement following the DCFS decision to close the investigation.
"The job of the DCFS is to make sure the children are in a safe and secure situation," the statement said. "As we said earlier this week, childcare professionals encouraged a legal agreement accepted and signed by both sides that was in the best interest of the children. Angelina said from the beginning that she felt she had to take action for the health of the family and is relieved that after their 8-week involvement, the DCFS is now satisfied the safeguards are put in place that will allow the children to heal."
But this definitely doesn't mean the battle over the children has ended. Jolie is still fighting for sole custody, and sources close to Pitt say he may have a secret weapon to help his case.
"We believe audio tapes exist of Angelina that would be absolutely dynamite against her if they were to be made public," one person reportedly close to Pitt told the London Sun. "Nobody wants to play dirty like that — it’s not good for the children — but Angelina and her team seem absolutely hell-bent on trying to discredit Brad in order to stop him getting joint custody."
The source also reiterated after the investigation into Pitt was closed that he has never hit any of his children, though he did have a heated argument with his 16-year-old son, Maddox.
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