Hollywood couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are under investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services after a photo of their 13-year-old daughter lying on a bed with a shirtless 20-year-old actor went viral recently, RadarOnline reports.
An “insider” reportedly told the website that 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 reportedly said.
Officials reportedly plan to speak to the Smiths’ daughter, Willow, as well as the shirtless 20-year-old seen in the photo, his lower body apparently underneath bedsheets.
Pinkett Smith lashed out at a TMZ photographer earlier this month when confronted over the photo.
“Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. You’re acting like covert pedophiles and that’s not cool,” she said.
This story has been updated.