The authorized battle between former Hollywood energy couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is raging on, as the 2 are in a heated dispute over the sale of her stake of their Chateau Miraval vineyard.
In a grievance filed by Pitt’s attorneys final Thursday, the actor denies Jolie’s allegation that negotiations over the sale of Miraval fell aside after he insisted she signal a nondisclosure settlement that might have prohibited her from talking about Pitt’s alleged abuse of her and their kids.
“The one factor that Jolie’s cross-complaint will get proper is that she and Pitt bought Château Miraval as a ‘loving dwelling for his or her six kids,’” Pitt’s amended grievance begins.
Jolie and Pitt’s co-ownership of the French vineyard, his grievance says, was contingent upon every of them having proper of first refusal over any sale of their pursuits. However in the summertime of 2021, after the exes determined to divorce and their heated custody battle received underway, Jolie “terminated buy-out discussions with Pitt and secretly presupposed to promote a 50% stake within the household dwelling and household enterprise to the Russia-affiliated spirits conglomerate Stoli Group,” Pitt’s grievance states.
Pitt’s attorneys allege that he discovered concerning the sale through a press launch.
“Jolie now makes excuses about her resolution to interrupt off discussions with Pitt and pursue this secret putative sale to Shefler and Stoli,” the grievance concludes. “Jolie’s excuses won’t be borne out. Her resolution to terminate negotiations with Pitt was intentional and pretextual.”
Pitt, his grievance alleges, additionally did way more work than Jolie by way of renovating Chateau Miraval and constructing a profitable wine enterprise; as of final 12 months, it was reportedly value round $160 million. He’s asking that the sale be undone and that he be awarded punitive and compensatory damages to be decided at a jury trial.
In her grievance, filed final October, Jolie claimed that Pitt was emotionally and bodily abusive to their kids, detailing an incident the place he allegedly screamed at her and choked certainly one of their kids throughout a struggle on an airplane.
Jolie’s grievance was filed as a part of the continued civil go well with associated to the sale of her half of Miraval. In it, she says that she “was rising more and more uncomfortable with persevering with to take part in an alcohol-related enterprise, given the influence of Pitt’s acknowledged drawback of alcohol abuse on their household.”
“When Pitt filed this lawsuit looking for to reassert management over Jolie’s monetary life and compel her to rejoin her ex-husband as a frozen-out enterprise accomplice, Pitt compelled Jolie to publicly defend herself on these points for the primary time,” her 2022 grievance stated.