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FBI Closes Inquiry Into Brad Pitt Child Abuse Allegations

by Andrew Blankstein /  / Updated 
Image: Brad Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt
Brad Pitt, center, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive at the LA premiere of "Unbroken" on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 in Los Angeles.Jordan Strauss / AP

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations has closed its inquiry into allegations of physical abuse involving Brad Pitt and his children, the department said.

"The FBI has conducted a review of the circumstances and will not pursue further investigation. No charges have been filed in this matter," FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement.

The news comes 11 days after the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services cleared the actor of allegations of abuse in connection with an incident aboard a private jet in September.

Related: Brad Pitt Cleared of Allegations of Child Abuse on Private Jet

The allegations were not substantiated after interviews with family members — including the children — and a review of the facts in the case, sources told NBC News.

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The DCFS investigation stemmed from an incident in September aboard a private plane carrying Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children en route from Europe to Los Angeles that made a refueling stop in Minnesota.

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