Another court battle is brewing in Hollywood, following the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard affair.
Actor Brad Pitt has leveled new allegations against Angelina Jolie, his ex-wife. In court documents, he claims that Jolie has tried to ruin his reputation by attempting to harm the business of his Miraval wine, which they had co-owned. He claims Jolie sold a portion of her stock to a “stranger.”
Brad had already sued Angelina in February for selling the vineyard interests to a “stranger,” despite the fact that both parties had agreed not to sell their stakes without their agreement.
Brad and Angelina bought a controlling stake in a South French vineyard, Château Miraval, in 2008.
This is the same vineyard where they married in 2014. In 2021, four years after they split up, Angelina sold her stake in the company to Tenute del Mondo.
The selling of family business stakes without approval, according to Brad, is a breach of trust. He further alleged that Jolie had never contributed to the Miraval company’s success and that she is now attempting to “inflict harm” on him.
Pitt’s team says Shefler launched a hostile takeover of Miraval and is trying to get ahold of “confidential and proprietary information for the benefit of his competing enterprise.” The documents accuse Shefler of having “cutthroat business tactics and dubious professional associations,” which in turn “jeopardizes the reputation of the brand Pitt so carefully built.”
Adding, “Jolie pursued and then consummated the purported sale in secret, purposely keeping Pitt in the dark, and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights.”
The ‘Troy’ star has also demanded that Angelina Jolie’s sale be declared “null and void,” as well as a jury trial.