According to the Sun, the 52-year-old is under investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services of Los Angeles police.
Sources close to the Jolie-Pitts apparently claim that it was an incident that happened on a private jet last Wednesday that triggered the couple’s £310million divorce.
According to TMZ: “Pitt allegedly went wild, screaming and getting physical with the kids… the plane landed at an airport around 8pm, and witnesses say Pitt continued his rant on the tarmac, and even tried leaving in one of the fuel trucks.”
The incident was allegedly reported to authorities either by someone on the plane, or a member of ground staff.
Both Brad and Angelina, 41, have apparently already been interviewed by officials and the children will also be spoken to.
The New York Post reported that the Tomb Raider star hired a private investigator to spy on her husband on the set of his latest film — where they claim she learned he was cheating.
The “well placed source” told the paper’s Page Six section that there is no turning back for the couple.
There’s been much speculation about just why Angelina and Brad have ended their marriage since Angelina’s shock move on Monday.