Brad Pitt reportedly under investigation for child abuse

LOS ANGELES -- Actor Brad Pitt is under investigation for allegedly getting verbally abusive and physical with his children, TMZ reported Thursday.

Pitt is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Pitt's wife of two years Angelina Jolie filed for divorce this week.

TMZ reports Pitt and his family were on a private jet last week when he became intoxicated and the abuse occurred. The sources said Pitt got physical and screamed at the children.

Witnesses told TMZ that Pitt continued his rant on the tarmac and allegedly tried to leave in one of the fuel trucks.

The incident is what reportedly was the final straw for Jolie to file for the divorce.

After the plane landed, someone who witnessed the situation anonymously reported the incident to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, which opened an investigation.

“He takes the matter very seriously and says he did not commit any abuse of his children,” a source close to Pitt told TMZ. “It’s unfortunate that people involved are continuing to present him in the worst possible light.”