Brad Pitt is said to be lawyering up after the FBI announced they are evaluating whether or not to pursue an investigation regarding child abuse allegations.
“The FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the federal level will be pursued,” the FBI told Fox News in a statement.
Pitt reportedly enlisted the help of attorney Lance Spiegel who has worked with celebrities like Charlie Sheen and Michael Jackson. His legal team already consists of Alan Hergott. A rep for Pitt did not return FOX411’s request for comment. Spiegel was not immediately available for comment.
The Los Angeles Police Department told us “There was an incident that occurred on [a] plane and the FBI is currently handling it. We’re not handling any investigation into this incident…[with] Brad Pitt.” The LAPD spokesperson explained because the alleged child abuse incident occurred on an airplane, the investigation is out of their jurisdiction so they handed it off to the FBI.
TMZ reported an investigation was launched after an anonymous caller reported a September 14 incident where Pitt allegedly got “physical” and “verbally abusive” with one of his children. People reported that Jolie and their other five children were present at the time of the alleged incident.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt Monday, citing irreconcilable differences. The actress is seeking physical custody of their six children, with visitation rights for Pitt.
Pitt released a statement to People magazine at the time saying, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”
An attorney for Jolie, Robert Offer, told the Associated Press Tuesday that her decision to divorce was made “for the health of the family.”
Their children are: 15-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old Pax, 11-year-old Zahara, 10-year-old Shiloh, and 8-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
The couple has been together for 12 years; they married in August 2014.
It was the second marriage for Pitt, 52, who previously wed actress Jennifer Aniston, and the third for Jolie Pitt, 41, who was previously married to Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
The pair infamously got together on the set of their movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” while Pitt was married to Aniston.