After all, accusations and allegations are what they are, until they have been proved true. There are reports that Brad Pitt will not be prosecuted for any alleged assault on his son. So, Brad Pitt is legally free to fight for joint custody of his children with this development. And what did I say previously, about dragging the children into the messy separation of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Now, there are conflicting accounts of the incident in the airplane.
According to reports from TMZ with the conflicting accounts of what happened between Brad and 15-year-old Maddox 30,000 feet above the ground, there’s no way to conclusively prove Brad intentionally inflicted harm on his son.
Relationships are just too messy when it goes sour, Brad had earlier said in his press statement, that the children’s privacy should be respected, but that does not seem to be the case.
Also, there are conflicting stories about the events leading to the confrontation on the jet. The most credible sequence of events is that Maddox said something to Brad that pissed him off, Brad then lunged at his son, Angelina stepped in between them and at that point there was some physical contact between Brad and Maddox TMZ reported.
It appears Brad made contact with Maddox somewhere in the vicinity of the shoulder area. The biggest issue — whether it was intentional or inadvertent. It’s the job of prosecutors to prove it was intentional, and we’re told that would be extremely difficult.
On top of that, we’re told DCFS social workers saw no evidence of injuries on Maddox … none.
And there’s more … no one filed a police report after the incident.
Finally, these cases are particularly difficult because of the blurred line between abuse and parental discipline.
TMZ reported that, since the incident occurred in the air, the FBI has jurisdiction, and our law enforcement sources say it’s “highly unlikely” anything will come of the agency’s probe.