Will Smith and Jada Pinkett are allegedly under investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children And Family Services over the controversial snapshot taken of their daughter Willow, 13 and actor, Moises Arias, 20 lying on top of a bed.
“The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department,” a source tells RadarOnline.com. “Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely cooperative with officials. Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand.”
The insider added, “Social workers will also be talking separately with Willow, and they also want to talk to the young man in the picture with her as well. This won’t just be one or two visits with the family, and it will likely be an open investigation for at least a month, out of an abundance of caution.”
HipHollywood spoke with the Los Angeles Department of Children And Family Services who told us they are legally prohibited to disclose any information. But .. They were able to explain their general protocol in each case.
“When our Child Protection Hotline receives a call from anyone alleging suspected child abuse or neglect and they provide specific information that supports that allegation, we take appropriate action,” DCFS’s Neil Zanville tells us. “Anybody can make a call … And if they wish so, remain anonymous. Teachers, doctors, therapists and nurses are mandated reporters and are required by law to report suspected child abuse.”
He continued, “Those reporting abuse to our Child Protection Hotline my be asked additional questions to determine the exact nature of the abuse and ascertain if the child is at immediate risk of harm and danger. After evaluating the situation, a social worker will investigate and interview all pertinent parties if warranted.”
Earlier this month, Jada defended her daughter’s photo, telling photographers at LAX: “Here’s the deal, there was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation,” she told paparazzi. “You guys are projecting your trash onto it and you’re acting like covert pedophiles. And that’s not cool.”
Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’
Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.
In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.
Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”
While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark.
She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”
“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”
The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”
Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”
Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.
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