FBI records detail Brad Pitt's alleged private jet assault on Angelina Jolie

Los Angeles, California - Newly obtained FBI records indicate the reason Brad Pitt wasn't charged for an alleged 2016 assault on a private jet that ultimately led Angelina Jolie to file for divorce.

Newly obtained FBI records give insight into why Brad Pitt (l) wasn't charged with assault following a private jet flight with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their children.
Newly obtained FBI records give insight into why Brad Pitt (l) wasn't charged with assault following a private jet flight with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their children.  © Collage: Jon Kopaloff & Alex Wong / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The highly redacted records, which were obtained by Rolling Stone, detail just what went down on the seemingly tumultuous flight in September 2016.

According to the outlet, the FBI records included an interview summary where Jolie told officials that Pitt yelled at her, "grabbed her by her head," and "pushed her into the bathroom wall." The docs also cited that the Bullet Train actor punched the ceiling of the plane repeatedly about 90 minutes into the private jet's flight from France to LA.

In the docs, Jolie alleged that Pitt's behavior "didn't feel real," and left her feeling "like a hostage" in midair. The mid-flight altercation took place in front of the couple's six kids who ranged from age eight to 15 at the time. One of the children allegedly called Pitt a "prick" amid the chaos, leading Pitt to bolt at the minor "like he was going to attack," according to the investigative records.

Are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on the rocks with constant fighting?
Celebrities Are Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck on the rocks with constant fighting?

During the lengthy flight, the paperwork claimed that Pitt consumed multiple alcoholic beverages. At one point, according to Jolie's recounting of events, the 58-year-old "poured beer on (Jolie) and the blanket she was under."

Upon arrival in LA, Jolie claimed the plane reportedly had $25,000 worth of damage from spilled red wine, per the docs.

But the wine-stained private jet was the smallest of the couple's problems following their return to the States.

Angelina Jolie was reportedly "personally conflicted" about filing charges

Angelina Jolie (l) filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September 2016, shortly after the family's private jet flight from France to LA.
Angelina Jolie (l) filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September 2016, shortly after the family's private jet flight from France to LA.  © MARK RALSTON / AFP

The Tomb Raider actor detailed her injuries to the FBI that reportedly included a "rug-burn type wound" on her right hand. Jolie was also asked about a "scratch" on Pitt's face, which she allegedly told the FBI could've been from her.

The fact that both parties sustained injuries during the altercation likely complicated things for investigators in terms of whom to charge with assault. It didn't help that Jolie herself was reportedly "personally conflicted whether or not to be supportive of charges," according to call between her lawyer and investigators in December 2016. The call took place weeks after prosecutors had made initially chosen to decline charges.

"After reviewing the document, representative(s) of the United States Attorney’s Office discussed the merits of this investigation with the case agent. It was agreed by all parties that criminal charges in this case would not be pursued due to several factors," the FBI case agent wrote in a report following a meeting on November 22, 2016.

Elon Musk: Elon Musk stuns Tesla AI attendees with creepy, human-like robot
Elon Musk Elon Musk stuns Tesla AI attendees with creepy, human-like robot

The documents obtained by Rolling Stone were the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filing associated with Jolie's push for more documentation in the case.

The 47-year-old was recently found to be the anonymous Jane Doe plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against the US Justice Department in March.

Cover photo: Collage: Jon Kopaloff & Alex Wong / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

More on the topic Brad Pitt: