In September, it was reported that Brad Pitt attacked his eldest son, Maddox, on a flight from France to the United States, only days before Pitt's wife, Angelina Jolie, filed for divorce.
However, according to newly-released FFA records, there was no such incident aboard that fight, reports Radar Online. The only thing records show is that the airplane experienced turbulence.
The original story, as reported by TMZ, said Pitt and Jolie were arguing on the plane and Maddox verbally defended his mother, causing Pitt to lunge at the boy.
TMZ conceded that the facts were “murky” and questioned whether there was an argument at all, before going on to cite the rumor that Pitt might have been drunk.
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Upon the flight’s arrival at Minnesota’s International Falls Airport, staff there claimed they could hear the couple arguing before the plane doors opened, reports the Daily Mail. The site also notes that cameras at the airport allegedly captured Pitt arguing with Maddox, though no footage has ever been released.
Pitt was later investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services in relation to the matter, but the case was reportedly closed without incident.
According to TMZ’s sources, Pitt had no history of behaving aggressively with his children. However, the alleged incident on the plane was the reason cited for Jolie’s decision to file for divorce.
In his book, “Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie,” celebrity biographer Ian Halperin gives a totally different reason that Jolie filed for divorce, as reported by the Daily Mail.
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According to Halperin, Jolie flew into a “terrifying rage” when Pitt rejected her plan to take the couple’s six children to live in Britain and pursue political ambitions.
Jolie’s ultimate intention, writes Halperin, is to become a member of the House of Lords, which she can use as a stage to further her humanitarian goals.
The biographer furthermore cites an anonymous friend of Jolie’s as claiming that she wants to marry into the Royal Family, with Prince Andrew being her matrimonial target.