Will Smith probed by child services over photo of Willow in bed with man

27 May 2014 / 2 years 5 months ago

Superstar couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are under investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services after a photo of their 13-year-old daughter, Willow, lying in bed with a 20-year-old friend went viral online earlier this month.

According to a report on Sina, a source told RadarOnline: “The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department. 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 source added that social workers will be speaking to Willow separately, as well as former Disney star Moises Arias, who was pictured with her in the photo.

Meanwhile, the 42-year-old actress and matriarch of the family, brushed off the notion of any controversy after the photo of Willow sparked attention, telling TMZ's cameramen:

"Here's the deal: There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it and you're acting like covert pedophiles, and that's not cool."

Will Smith has yet to make any comment regarding the photo, but viral photos seem to run in the family, as a photo of him helping a fan announce her pregnancy has exploded online.

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