The legal battle between old Hollywood powerful couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt rages on as the two are in a heated argument over the sale of their stake in the Chateau Miraval winery.
In a complaint filed by Pitt’s lawyers last Thursday, the actor denies Jolie’s claim that negotiations over the sale of Miraval failed after Jolie insisted she sign a confidentiality agreement that would bar her from speaking out about Pitt’s alleged abuse of her and her children. .
“The only thing that Jolie’s cross-complain is true is that she and Pitt bought Château Miraval as ‘a loving home for their six children,'” Pitt’s corrected complaint begins.
According to his complaint, Jolie and Pitt’s joint ownership of the French winery was dependent on each having a right of first refusal over any sale of their interests. But in the summer of 2021, after the exes decided to divorce and the heated custody battle began, Jolie “ended the acquisition talks with Pitt and secretly claimed she would sell a 50% stake in the family home and family business to Russia. brings,” says Pitt’s complaint.
Pitt’s lawyers claim that Pitt heard of the sale through a press release.
The complaint concludes, “Jolie is now making excuses about her decision to cut off conversations with Pitt and continue this supposed secret sale to Shefler and Stoli.” “Jolie’s alibis will not be verified. The decision to end negotiations with Pitt was deliberate and pretext.”
According to her complaint, Pitt did much more than Jolie in renovating Chateau Miraval and building a successful wine business; As of last year, it was reportedly worth about $160 million. He wants the sale reversed and for punitive and compensatory damages to be determined at the jury trial.
In her complaint last October, Jolie alleged that Pitt abused her children emotionally and physically and detailed an incident in which Pitt allegedly yelled at her and strangled one of her children during a plane fight.
Jolie’s complaint was filed as part of an ongoing civil lawsuit over the sale of half of Miraval. In it, she says that “Pitt is becoming more and more uncomfortable with continuing to participate in an alcohol-related business, given the impact her admitted alcohol abuse problem has had on their family.”
The 2022 complaint, “When Pitt filed this lawsuit with the aim of restoring control over Jolie’s financial life and forcing her to rejoin her ex-husband as a frozen business partner, Pitt forced Jolie to defend herself on these issues for the first time.” aforementioned.