Department of Children and Family Services investigating child abuse claim involving Brad Pitt, sources tell ABC7

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In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo,  actress and UNHCR Ambassador Angelina Jolie, left, with her daughter Zahara, and Brad Pitt, right, with Jolie's son Maddox, walk in India.
In this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo, actress and UNHCR Ambassador Angelina Jolie, left, with her daughter Zahara, and Brad Pitt, right, with Jolie's son Maddox, walk in India.
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LOS ANGELES -- The Department of Children and Family Services is investigating a child abuse claim involving Brad Pitt, multiple law enforcement sources confirmed.

This comes after Angelina Jolie Pitt filed for divorce from Pitt, citing "irreconcilable difference" in divorce papers filed Monday in Los Angeles.

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The actress is seeking physical custody of their six children, with visitation rights for Pitt.

An attorney for Jolie Pitt, Robert Offer, said that her decision to divorce was made "for the health of the family."

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Angelina Jolie showed off the front of her Versace dress on the cover of People. (People Magazine)
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The two were together for 12 years but only wed in August 2014.

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.

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Angelina Jolie, right, and Brad Pitt arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) (AP)
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This is the second marriage for Pitt, 52, who previously wed Jennifer Aniston. It's the third for Jolie Pitt, who was previously married to Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.