Just as one of Hollywood’s biggest and most-watched trials ends with Johnny winning the defamation case against actress and ex-wife Amber Heard. Another lawsuit is being filed by the world-renowned actor Brad Pitt against his equally regarded ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
Although the case is similar to defamation and accusations of the husbands that their ex-wives have smeared their reputation, the similarities end there. This civil case is Brad suing Angelina for harming his reputation by damaging the business they once owned, but now it is just Brad and other partners, as Jolie sold her shares in 2021. Brad’s lawyers have submitted documents and evidence that Jolie has intentionally harmed his reputation.
The Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie relationship
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been talk-of-the-town as one of the hottest and most successful power couples since they started dating in 2005. They purchased the shared controlling interest of a French company comprising a house and a vineyard in 2008, Chateau Miraval SA, for about 25 Million Euros.
Brad has 60% share while Angelina has 40% share of the company Tenute del Mondo. After dating for 9 years, the couple tied knots in 2014 and had a stable marriage with six kids until just two years later, when Angelina filed for divorce, finalized in 2019, they have joint custody of their kids.
Brad Pitt’s Accusations
In February 2022, Pitt sued Jolie for infringement of contract, as they had an agreement stating that they would not sell the Vineyard shares without their consent, and Jolie returned to her word. Brad accuses that the Vineyard that served as their wedding venue six years after they bought it is being sold to a stranger with malicious intentions and association, Yuri Shefler, a Russian oligarch and spirit, and other alcohol billionaire manufacturers for about 170 countries based in Luxembourg, without Pitt’s prior knowledge.
Pitt’s lawyers deem this a hostile takeover over this successful multi-million dollar international empire he built on his own as he claims that Jolie while taking a share of the success, had no hand in building it. Brad’s accusation directly states the malicious intention of the defendant in purposefully causing loss of reputation along with the plaintiff’s money.
Brad’s representatives have stated that Yuri Shefler intends to acquire the carefully built business that Brad owns and has conspired with Jolie to do so. Jolie intends to associate Brad and his business’s name with the Russian Oligarch to stain it. He also blames the actress for not informing him, even as far as intentionally keeping him in the dark about this buy-sell.
Although Jolie’s representatives have yet to officially respond to Brad’s lawyers’ harsh, jarring and direct accusations. As Brad’s lawyers are looking for a way to declare the buy-out contract as Null and Void. In comparison, Jolie claims that she had informed Pitt of her intention of selling the business to Yuri and is doing so with a heavy heart as she loved it dearly. Furthermore, while Pitt’s representatives have requested a trial by jury, Jolie’s lawyers have limited their comments about the case.