Brad Pitt under investigation for child abuse

TMZ and People Magazine are both reporting that Brad Pitt is being investigated for child abuse.

TMZ says the incident is what triggered Pitt's wife, Angelina Jolie to file for divorce.

The reports say Pitt became verbally abusive and got physical with one of the couple's children on the family's private plane last Wednesday.

TMZ and People say the incident is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the LA County Department of Children and Family Services.