Angelina Jolie has filed a brand new response in her year-long court docket battle over the previous French vineyard she purchased with Brad Pitt in 2008 whereas they had been nonetheless married. Angelina, 49, bought her stake of their multimillion-dollar property, Chateau Miraval, in 2021, and Brad, 59, sued her in Feb. 2022 for allegedly unlawfully promoting her share of it to a Russian businessman. Brad accused Angie of “enriching herself” whereas “deliberately damaging” him in court docket paperwork filed in early June, which had been obtained by HollywoodLife.
“Pitt is an actor, not a winemaker,” Angie’s new court docket submitting, which Page Six claimed to have obtained on July 10, reportedly learn. “He offers in illusions, not filth and grapes,” the submission added, describing Brad portray himself as a dedicated nation man and winemaker a s“ludicrous”. The mom of six continued, “Through the years that he allegedly ‘constructed’ the enterprise, he filmed and appeared in dozens of flicks, to not point out making numerous promotional appearances, jetting-setting [sic] world wide for film premieres, and attending Hollywood events. Whereas he little question visited the vineyards to admire the work of the French laborers who really made the enterprise profitable, Pitt isn’t any vigneron.”
Angelina additionally accused Brad of misusing earnings from the vineyard and owing her $350 million. HollywoodLife reached out to Brad’s consultant however didn’t obtain a well timed response.
Brad’s June submitting harped on the truth that he and the Maleficent star reportedly had a binding contract. “As set forth in Plaintiffs’ Second Amended Criticism, Pitt and Jolie had a mutual and binding dedication, mirrored by their conduct and statements to at least one one other over time, that they’d maintain Miraval collectively and, if the time got here, that they’d promote their pursuits individually solely with the opposite’s consent,” the criticism famous. In fact, Brad didn’t consent to her sale.
It additionally accused Angie of doing nothing to assist run the vineyard when she owned it. “As an alternative, she allowed Pitt to pour cash and sweat fairness into the enterprise in reliance on her promise to carry Miraval collectively, in addition to the contractual rights her holding firm Nouvel owed his,” Brad claimed. “By the point of their separation, Pitt’s funding exceeded Jolie’s by practically $50 million.”
Brad and Angie had been reportedly discussing the best way to cut up the vineyard shares following their divorce, however as soon as issues turned bitter, Angie dropped all negotiations and bought her shares. Angie and Brad had been additionally concerned in a years-long custody battle over their six children. Brad was awarded joint custody after a five-year-long court docket battle in 2021.