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AP Sources: Deal will allow Pitt visitation with children

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2007 file photo, Brad Pitt, and actress Angelina Jolie arrive for the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The couple have reached a temporary agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children, sources familiar with the arrangement told The Associated Press on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Jolie Pitt filed for divorce last week. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
September 30, 2016 - 2:26 PM

LOS ANGELES - Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt have reached a temporary custody agreement that will allow the actor to visit with his six children, sources said Friday.

Two sources familiar with the agreement but not authorized to speak publicly said the agreement will be in place for three weeks. It calls for Pitt's first visit with his children to be monitored by a therapist, but that may not be a requirement for subsequent visits.

The sources say both actors have agreed to undergo individual counselling.

Calls to the offices of Pitt's attorney, Lance Spiegel, and Jolie Pitt's lawyer, Laura Wasser, were forwarded to recorded messages stating their firms do not comment on clients.

Jolie Pitt filed for divorce on Sept. 19, and her attorney said the following day her decision was "for the health of the family." Her filing sought sole physical custody of their six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15.

The temporary agreement has not been filed with the court, and Pitt has not yet responded to the case.

The FBI has said it is gathering evidence about allegations Pitt was involved in a dispute on a private flight with his family on Sept. 14, although the agency has not opened a formal investigation. Sources familiar with the allegations have said they centre on the actor's treatment of his 15-year-old son, Maddox.

Several news outlets have reported that the incident was being investigated by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, but the agency said it could not confirm whether it was involved.

Pitt and Jolie had been one of Hollywood's highest-profile couples, establishing a joint foundation for charitable work and spending their time off-screen as a family.

Pitt skipped Wednesday's premiere of Terrence Malick's new documentary "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience," which he narrated. In a statement, Pitt said he was skipping the premiere because he was "currently focused on my family situation and don't want to distract attention away from this extraordinary film."

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Anthony McCartney can be reached at http://twitter.com/mccartneyAP

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