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Exclusive: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Under Investigation? What Child Protective Services Is Telling Us

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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.”

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  1. Schelita

    June 3, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    He has no business on a bed with a 13 year old girl period. Celebrity kid or not. For her parents to think it’s okay shows something is wrong with them. Why is he in her room anyway? He needs to cozy up to young women in his age group. The family room is where guests need to be. He is too old to hang with her brother who is only 15 I think. Train wreck about to happen if it hasn’t already. Get it together Jada and Will. Clearly you can buy movie roles but you can’t buy good parenting skills or this would not be happening.

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Girl Power Prevails At The 2017 American Music Awards

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Music’s most amazing night went down Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. and we have to say the night was all about the ladies!

That’s right the 45th American Music Awards had some major moments and some major girl power starting with Pink and Kelly Clarkson.

The duo got the show started singing R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”, but it was their solo performances that had fans going nuts.

Kelly Clarkson returned to the stage and had everyone on their feet with a medley of her classic tracks and new single “Love So Soft.”

While Pink took her career to new heights leaping off the side of a building while performing her hit single “Beautiful Trauma.”

Christina Aguilera, paid tribute to Whitney Houston with a commemorative performance for the 25th anniversary of The Bodyguard.

But the #Majah moment of the night had to be Diana Ross. The Motown legend was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and performed some of her greatest hits before accepting the honor.

 

Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

 

 

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