Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has accused his ex-wife ‘Maleficent’ actor Angelina Jolie of an attempt towards “inflicting harm” on him. He alleges that she intentionally damaged the reputation of the wine business that the two co-owned, a business whose stake she reportedly secretly sold off to a Russian oligarch.
As per Pitt, Angelina did so with “poisonous intentions.” As reported by People, Pitt has recently filed papers in his ongoing legal battle with Jolie regarding the sale of Miraval (the winery). In the papers filed, Pitt states that Angeline Jolie, “sought to inflict harm on him” by selling her stake in the company.
Pitt also states that they had previously agreed that neither would sell their respective interest in that business without the other person’s consent.
Brad Pitt’s legal time filed papers on Friday, June 3 at the LA Superior Court that Miraval became Pitt’s “passion” project, which grew “into a multimillion-dollar global business and one of the world’s most highly regarded producers of rosé wine” through his work.”
The actor further accuses Jolie of contributing “nothing to Miraval’s success.” In the papers filed by Pitt’s lawyers they say that Jolie planned to sell her interests in October to Tenute del Mondo, an outfit, which is allegedly, “bent on taking control of Miraval” and is “indirectly owned and controlled by Yuri Shefler, the Russian billionaire who controls the Stoli Group.”
As per the papers filed, further states that, “Jolie pursued and then consummated the purported sale in secret, purposely keeping Pitt in the dark, and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights.”
For the unversed, way back in 2008, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (who were a couple then) bought a controlling stake in a vineyard and home in the South of France called Chateau Miraval. This was the home where they eventually got married in 2014 and it was also a place where in the past Jolie and Pitt spent their holidays with their six children.
The recent lawsuit from Pitt also alleges that Angelina Jolie was trying to force Pitt into a partnership with a stranger and his legal team asserts in the filing that it is a “stranger with poisonous associations and intentions.”
As per the documents filed in court, Pitt is seeking damages “in an amount to be proven at trial” and besides this he is also asking the court to deem the sale made by Jolie to become “null and void”.