Brad Pitt is under investigation after being accused of verbal and physical abuse against their children, according to several reports early Thursday.
The actor, whose wife Angelina Jolie filed for divorce Monday is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles County Services for Children and Families after an incident on a private plane, according to TMZ.
None of these organizations were able to confirm the complaint or investigation US TODAY. Attempts to reach representatives of Pitt in Los Angeles were unsuccessful.
People.com reports that Pitt is accused of getting verbally abusive with one of the children of the couple, as well as getting physical. People and TMZ in mind that both Jolie and at least some of the other children of the couple were present at the time. Pitt and Jolie have six children: Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 8.
A source close to Pitt tells PEOPLE that that he is not taking the investigation lightly.
“He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” the source says. “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”
Jolie, 41, filed for divorce and requested sole physical custody of the couple’s six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8 . In documents filed in court on Monday, Jolie cited irreconcilable differences in ending their marriage of two years.
After news of the divorce went public, Pitt explained in a statement to PEOPLE that his focus is on the “well-being of our kids.”
“I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids,” he said in the statement. “I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
In a separate statement released by her attorney, Jolie said: “This decision was made for the health of the family.”
Pitt and Jolie famously met in 2003 on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and began publicly dating a few years later. They married in 2014 after getting engaged in April 2012.
The couple were last seen together with Vivienne and Knox in July when they celebrated their two youngest kids’ birthdays in Los Angeles.
According to TMZ, Pitt denies the charge and the LAPD is investigating the case, as usual whenever someone reported child abuse.