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Brad Pitt seeking joint custody

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Brad Pitt seeking joint custody

Brad Pitt wants joint custody of his and Angelina Jolie's children.

The 52-year-old actor has filed his response to Angelina's divorce petition, in which she requested full physical custody of their six kids; Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne and he has asked to share guardianship.

TMZ reports that Brad gave the same separation date as Angelina, 41, did, September 15, 2016, and neither star has mentioned spousal or child support in their filings.

Angelina and Brad previously agreed on a parenting plan, giving Angelina temporary physical custody over the kids with Brad allowed to visit them under the supervision of a therapist.

Brad is alleged to have gotten "verbally abusive" and "physical" with their son Maddox while under the influence of alcohol during a flight on September 14 and Angelina filed for divorce just days later.

After an anonymous source reported the alleged incident, the FBI got involved as they have jurisdiction because it occurred mid-air and Angelina was questioned for four hours about it recently.

A source previously explained: "The agents wanted a breakdown of everything that happened from when the plane took off to when it landed. Angelina fully cooperated."

The insider added that the FBI "will likely investigate for another few weeks". After that they "will present the case to the prosecutor, who will evaluate whether they feel the need to bring charges. It could potentially be months".

Yet both Brad and Angelina are eager to avoid a court case, with the insider explaining: "Neither side wants this to go to court because everything the FBI and DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) investigated will potentially be made available to the public, which would be bad for the entire family."

And it was later reported that "Maddox suffered no injuries and some witnesses on the jet say Brad's contact with the boy was inadvertent".