Written by Zoë Holloway, September 23, 2016

The FBI is currently investigating Brad Pitt over accusations of a mid-flight altercation with eldest son Maddox, 15, after the actor allegedly ‘got physical’ with the teen and flew into a drunken rage.

The Sun has since spoken with witnesses to the incident, who claim that the 52-year-old was ‘out of control’ and began acting ‘wild’.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16:  Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt arrives at the The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

The private jet travelling from France to Minnesota was the scene for Brad’s alleged outburst, during which People reports he was ‘verbally abusive’ to his son on September 14, with TMZ claiming that his wife Angelina Jolie, 41, filed for divorce the next day.

According to The Sun, an anonymous call was made to the hotline of the LA County Department of Children and Family Services. The FBI is now investigating the incident, as it took place in the air.

One long-time member of the Jolie-Pitt household told The Sun, ‘There was a disagreement with the eldest boy. I know it started on the way to the airport before the plane took off and escalated on the plane’.

Another staff member claims, ‘I was there for pick-up at the end of the night, obviously things were tense. There were definitely some hurt feelings, but I have never seen any evidence of abuse or anything like that.’

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08:  (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME. MANDATORY CREDIT PHOTO BY DAVE M. BENETT/WIREIMAGE REQUIRED)  (L to R) Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt and guests arrive at a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's "Maleficent" are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave M. Benett/WireImage)

News.com.au adds that a source close to the actor alleges Brad is ‘distraught and terrified’ because he’s unable to see his children since the incident, and that ‘he was not physical in the way that has been reported. He will always do whatever is best for his kids,’ while a friend supposedly told People, ‘The claims are greatly exaggerated or fabricated’.

The LAPD was reportedly called to investigate, although when asked by The Sun for comment, a spokesperson said, ‘We are not investigating Brad Pitt or any sort of child abuse’.

Another insider adds, ‘It is extremely high profile so if the police had been called, they would be looking into it. But there is no paperwork trail showing any kind of involvement from the police at all.’

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