Written by Zoë Holloway, November 18, 2016

Brad Pitt has been cleared of all child abuse allegations by the LA County’s Department of Children and Family Services – and now he’s determined to do whatever it takes to get his kids back.

‘He’s told people that he has in his possession audio tapes of Angie ranting and raving,’ a well-placed insider tells OK!. ‘Brad is absolutely ready to fight.’

The actor has found himself an ally in the DCFS, which is prepared to testify on his behalf. ‘The accusations made against Brad were horrific and, on paper, made him sound like a monster. But the agency thoroughly investigated every single allegation. There was no finding against him,’ says the insider.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are seen after landing at Los Angeles International Airport with their children, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Knox Jolie-Pitt on February 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Now Ange is seething. ‘She’s furious that Brad has been cleared. She was so confident he would be found to be an unfit parent,’ the insider explains to OK!, adding that she faces an uphill battle for sole custody. ‘There’s no reason why he shouldn’t have joint custody of the kids. The war is now just beginning.’

For more, be sure to pick up this week’s issue of OK!

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