Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Being Probed By Protective Services For Willow Photo?

News & Views | Camille Travis | 05/20/2014 | 04:30 PM EDT

The Smiths are reportedly being 'extremely cooperative with officials' during the investigation

It seems Will and Jada Pinkett Smith aren't just catching flak from the general public about a picture that showed their 13-year-old daughter Willow Smith in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old Moises Arias. Radar Online reports Protective Services are also looking into the incident.


An insider alleges the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services has launched an investigation over the controversial photo, but say the Smiths have been "extremely cooperative with officials."


"The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department," the insider told the site. "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."


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The photo of Willow caused a firestorm after Arias, best known for his role on "Hannah Montana," posted it to social media. The picture was later deleted.


The insider continued, "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."


In response to the backlash, Jada told inquisitive paps earlier this month, "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."


The Smiths have yet to speak out about the reported investigation.


(Photos from left: Moises Arias via Instagram, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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