Brad Pitt's child abuse case is given more attention this week as authorities look into the possibility that the actor's alleged abusive behavior not only affected Maddox but also to his other kids and others around him.
According to Page Six, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has now started an extended investigation on Tuesday in the union of Brangelina and check if there is a history of child abuse.
This entails interviews with many people... 'nannies, household staff members' 'who has knowledge on his actions' and to find out 'any improper behavior.'
"They are looking at not only the original incident but other possible incidents surrounding it and more history," as cited by US Weekly.
The investigation came after the Big Short actor is reportedly engaged in a physical altercation with son Maddox while both of them were boarding on a private plane on September 15. Days after the incident, Angelina Jolie filed for a divorce on September 19.
Some sources said that the extension of the investigation is important in finding answers to 'key accusations' but sources from Pitt's camp counterattacked saying 'the abuse suggestions are inaccurate.'
Last week, the FBI conducted interviews among people and possible witnesses in Jolie's residence in Malibu and had spent several hours there for the investigation. The flight crew who served as witnesses to the alleged physical altercation were also included in the interviews.
In a report from E! News, Maddox is 'mad at his dad' but improvements in their relationship can be seen when the two met a month after the incident with a therapist to mediate their conversations.
In the meantime, the 41-year old actress is given sole custody of their children with Brad being granted visitation rights. The actress, however, wants the recent arrangement to be temporary as she wants her and Pitt to do co-parenting.