Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's former security advisor has said that the child abuse allegations against the Allied actor are "bulls***". When the former couple's split made headlines earlier in September, it was also reported that the 52-year-old actor allegedly attacked their 15-year-old son Maddox on a private jet.

However, former US soldier Kris Herzog has said that the Original Sin actress would have "whipped his [Brad Pitt's] a**" if he were ever violent with Maddox or with any of their children.

According to TMZ, Pitt and Maddox had a brief meeting at a therapist's office on 19 October. Moreover, a source has told the website that the child abuse probe against Pitt had been expanded to the entire family.

"Does he [Brad Pitt] mouth off when he's been ­drinking? Yes. But I've never seen Brad be violent towards his kids or anyone else," Herzog told The Sun.

"Angelina can whip Brad's a** seven days of the week," said the 49-year-old, who worked for the former couple for several years. He added, "She can ball up her fists and punch quicker, harder and more accurately than Brad and George Clooney together. She can whip both of them.

"Brad would never raise his hands to those kids. One, he's not that type of person and two, Angelina would beat him to death. She doesn't f*** around," he added.

A source previously told HollywoodLife: "Brad's the most loving and caring father who is fully invested and not any sort of threat. This will get resolved and he will be cleared but this is still horrendous for him."

Jolie and Pitt started dating after meeting on the sets of their 2005 film Mr & Mrs Smith. They married in 2014 and were together as a couple for twelve years. They have six children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.