(CNN) — Angelina Jolie has accused Brad Pitt of hurting her and verbally abusing her children during a heated argument on a private plane in 2016, according to an FBI report provided to CNN by a source.
In the heavily redacted report, which was provided to both parties following a freedom of information request, the actress told agents that on a trip back to California with Pitt and their six children after a two-week holiday, her then-husband had been drinking when he asked her to accompany him to the back of the plane, after having a tense interaction with one of his sons.
Pitt’s name is redacted in the report, but her husband is referenced multiple times and he was married to Jolie at the time of the alleged incident.
Once at the back of the plane, Jolie said they were in a bathroom with a privacy door that blocked their children from seeing them when Pitt “grabbed his head,” “grabbed himself shoulders,” shook her, shoved her against the bathroom wall, and yelled various things at her, including, “‘You’re fucking this family,'” according to the report.
Pitt has not been charged or arrested in connection with the incident, after the FBI completed an investigation in 2016.
“In response to allegations made following a flight within the United States Special Aircraft Jurisdiction, which landed in Los Angeles with Mr. Brad Pitt and his children, the FBI has reviewed the circumstances and does not will not investigate further. has filed charges in this case,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement to CNN at the time.
CNN has reached out to reps for Pitt and Jolie for comment.
“All parties have had this information for almost six years and it has been used in previous legal proceedings. There is nothing new here and it is only for the purpose of being a media stunt intended to inflict pain,” a source close to Pitt said. of the incident, report now known.
According to the FBI report, Angelina Jolie told investigators that two of her children — whose names do not appear in the redacted report, but who were listed as minors at the time — “were outside the door to cry and asked, ‘How are you, mom?’ “
Pitt allegedly yelled at them in response, “‘No, mom’s not okay. She’s ruining this family. She’s mad,'” the report recorded.
According to Jolie, this prompted one of her sons to respond, “It’s not her, it’s you, ***,” which infuriated Pitt. The actress claimed she saw him run towards one of the children “like he was going to attack”, at which point she said he grabbed Pitt by the neck and tried to break free by throwing themselves backwards and pushing her towards the chairs behind them, according to the report.
Jolie claimed in the report that she suffered injuries to her back and elbow from the incident, and shared a photo of the elbow injury with the FBI.
The report includes black-and-white photocopies of the photos, as well as handwritten pages provided by Jolie, allegedly from her children, containing descriptions of the alleged incident. The manuscript pages are noticeably darkened.
Jolie also said in the report that Pitt kept drinking during the two-leg trip and then poured her some beer. After arriving in Los Angeles, the couple got into a physical altercation and she said Pitt stopped her and the children from leaving the plane for 20 minutes.
In addition to her back and elbow, the report says Jolie said she also suffered a “carpet burn type injury” to her left hand. A photo of the injury is included in the redacted report. Jolie was asked about an alleged scratch Pitt had, which she says in the report could have been the cause, although she thought it was more from a neck grab.
According to the report, after reviewing a probable cause statement related to the incident, a representative of the Attorney General “discussed the propriety of this investigation with the case officer. [del FBI]”.
“All parties have agreed that no criminal charges will be filed in this matter due to various factors,” the report said.
CNN has contacted the attorney general’s office for comment.
Contacted by CNN via email, an FBI spokesperson replied, “No charges have been filed in connection with this case and it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
Jolie filed for divorce shortly after the incident. And, although she won the dissolution of her marriage in 2019, her legal battle over ownership and custody of her minor children has continued over the years. A California appeals court ruling last year ruled that a retired judge who was hired to arbitrate the custody dispute should disqualify himself due to a potential conflict of interest.
In 2020, Jolie told Vogue India that she split from Pitt for the sake of their children.
“I separated for the well-being of my family,” he said. “It was the right decision. I continue to focus on their ability to heal.”
pitt and told GQ in 2017 that he had quit drinking after overdoing it last year.
In a June 2022 interview with British GQ, he talked about finding more peace recently.
“I’ve always felt very alone in my life,” he told the publication, “growing up alone as a kid, alone even here. And it’s only recently that I’ve been more embraced by my friends and family.”