The legal drama between brad pitt and Angelina Jolie reached a new high.
According to court documents obtained by E! News, News, the company the Maleficent founded actress, filed a $250 million lawsuit against the High-speed train actor, alleging he engineered a campaign to “take control” of Chateau Miraval – the 1,300-acre estate the former couple bought together in 2008 – after their divorce.
“In retaliation for the divorce and custody proceedings, Pitt embarked on a multi-faceted, years-long campaign to take control of Château Miraval and appropriate the company’s assets for his own benefit and that of his own businesses and friends,” the suit filed in September. 6 readings. “Designating himself as the rightful owner of Château Miraval, his dual purpose was to usurp the corporate value of Jolie, Nouvel, and to obtain sole ownership of Château Miraval.”
The lawsuit states that Pitt ‘wasted’ the castle’s assets, ‘spending millions on vanity projects, including more than $1 million for swimming pool renovations and other funds to restore a recording studio’ .
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He further alleges that he “attempted to cede 50% ownership of Château Miraval’s most valuable assets, the Miraval brands, for free” to one of his friends, taking “millions of dollars worth of Nouvel and putting them in the pockets of Pitt and his friends.”
The lawsuit also states that the Once upon a time… in Hollywood The star and Jolie – who share six children together – had an agreement that she would oversee their humanitarian projects, including the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, while “supervision of the couple’s investment in Chateau Miraval was left in the hands of Pitt”.
However, the lawsuit alleges that Pitt operated the winery without speaking to Jolie and when she demanded to obtain more information and control the property, Pitt tried “to prevent Jolie and Nouvel from obtaining information on or manage Château Miraval”.
In October 2021, the lawsuit states that Jolie sold Nouvel to an international beverage company after Pitt “ignored Jolie’s final offer to sell her stake in the winery on the same terms Pitt had offered but without the silence clause. “.
“Although Jolie was not obligated to sell to Pitt, she nonetheless offered to sell her stake to him and negotiated with him for months,” the lawsuit states. “As a deal approached, Pitt’s hubris got the better of him: He demanded onerous and irrelevant terms at the last hour, including a provision to bar Jolie from speaking publicly about the events that took place. had led to the breakdown of their marriage. Pitt knew that much of Jolie’s wealth and cash was tied to Nouvel and used that fact to try to force Jolie to agree to his unreasonable terms.”
In response to the filing, a source close to Pitt told E! News that the lawsuit was “just another shuffling and repackaging of old documents in an attempt to distract from the other side’s behavior.”
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This trial is the latest in the former couple’s legal battle over the French succession. In February, Pitt filed a lawsuit against Jolie for allegedly selling his interests in their once-shared French vineyard without her permission.
And in June, the Troy The actor filed court documents alleging that “Jolie pursued and then entered into the alleged sale in secret, willfully keeping Pitt in the dark and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights. In doing so, Jolie sought to seize the profits that she had not earned and the returns on an investment she did not make. Moreover, through the alleged sale, Jolie sought to harm Pitt.”
At the time, E! News reached out to Jolie’s team, who declined to comment.
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