Tensions between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie don’t seem to be easing…
According to Page Six, a company the actress founded has filed a $250 million lawsuit against her ex-husband, claiming he and a gang of pals have launched a devious campaign to “take control.” “from the French wine estate they had bought as a couple”in retaliation for divorce and custody proceedings” and for “to make sure that… Jolie would never see a dimeof its enormous profits.
The lawsuit also claims that Brad Pitt tried to use Angelina Jolie’s large financial stake in the winery to force her to sign a ‘silence clause’ that would prevent her from discussing the circumstances that led to their divorce. and that Pitt squandered millions of the company’s money on “vanity projects,” including more than $1 million for a swimming pool.
Court documents filed Tuesday at The bone Angeles claim thatafter having bought the estate in the south of France in 2008, the couple jointly invested tens of millions of dollars to improve it.
The lawsuit says Jolie and Pitt each owned 50% through a complex network of holding companies, and that “much of Jolie’s personal wealth” was tied to the winery.
It is said that the couple had an agreement that the actress would oversee their humanitarian projects, including the Foundation Jolie Pittwhile “supervising the couple’s investment in the Château Miraval was left in the hands of Brad Pitt“.
The documents claim that while the winery won awards and became an extremely valuable asset under their stewardship, “all was not well“, adding that “Pitt developed a publicly acknowledged alcohol abuse problem“.
“In retaliation for the divorce and custody proceedings, Mr Pitt embarked on a multi-faceted, years-long campaign to take control of the Castle Miraval and appropriating company assets for the benefit of himself and his own companies and friends. Designating himself as the legitimate owner of the Château Miravalhis dual purpose was to usurp the value of Jolie’s company, Nouvel, and to obtain sole ownership of the Château Miraval.“
The documents claim that after the divorce, Brad Pitt simply operated the winery without consulting his ex-wife, that when she tried to gain information and more control, he “pushed her away”, and that he inappropriately tried “to prevent Jolie and Nouvel from obtaining information about the Château Miraval or manage it”.
He also claims that he has “devised and executed a plan to secretly transfer assets from the Castle Miraval… towards companies owned by him and his friends, thereby devaluing Jolie’s stake“.
The lawsuit also alleges that since the divorce, Pitt and the directors of Chateau Miraval have “squandered tens of millions of dollars of Castle’s money Miraval in vanity projects that have little, if any, business justification“, including over a million dollars for a swimming pool, and that, “edited by Pitt, Castle Miraval also commissioned a unique staircase to the castle to be built and rebuilt a total of four times after he was unhappy with the first three attempts“.
He also claims that Mr. Pitt “caused the Castle to spend Miraval several million dollars to rebuild stone walls using stonemasons from Croatia”.
“These funds were spent over the objection of Jolie and Nouvel.“.
The complaint claims that Pitt was aided “by his allies, including the directors of the Castle MiravalGary Bradbury, Roland Venturini and Warren Grant, and his business partners, Marc Perrin, Perrin Families and Miraval Provence”. Nouvel is also suing them.
“Although Jolie was not obligated to sell her stake to Pitt, she nevertheless offered to sell her stake to him and negotiated with him for months. As a deal was about to be made, Pitt’s hubris took over: he demanded onerous and irrelevant conditions at the last minute, including a provision to ban Jolie from speaking publicly about the events that led to the breakdown of their marriage. Brad Pitt knew that much of Jolie’s wealth and cash was tied to her winery stake and used that fact to try to force Jolie to agree to his unreasonable terms.“.
For months, the two exes have been engaged in various legal skirmishes over property. The couple bought the property three years after they started dating. They married in a chapel on the estate in 2014.