The L.A. County’s Department of Children and Family Services is reportedly extending their investigation of Brad Pitt’s parenting, In Touch reports.
A source told the publication, "The investigation was not closed on schedule for a reason. The DCFS investigation is now going to continue for at least several more weeks.”
After his alleged physical altercation with son Maddox, Pitt is reportedly being accused of harming some of his kids through verbal abuse. Another insider claimed, "Now DCFS is interviewing many people to determine if they are witnesses to any improper behavior by Brad as well as searching for others who have knowledge of his actions. That includes nannies, household staff members and more.”
The insider went on, "The fact that the investigation was extended is an indication of how serious this is.”
Despite reports of an altercation, a close friend of Pitt defended him, telling People, “There was a parent-child argument which was not handled in the right way and escalated more than it should have."
Since the split, Pitt has reunited with all of his kids with a therapist present as part of the temporary plan set in place earlier this month. Though the plan has expired, both Pitt and Jolie agreed to undergo individual counseling and family therapy. Pitt has also accepted voluntary drug and alcohol testing.
For more, grab a copy of In Touch magazine tomorrow!