Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were once the most loved, envied, glossy couple of the Hollywood jet set. The two were together for 11 years and had 6 children, before separating in 2016, while the official divorce took place relatively recently, in 2019. The two are currently at the center of a legal battle that sees them opposed by some years, and things don’t seem to be getting better lately. On the contrary.
A new court document obtained by CNN reports that the actress’ former investment firm, the Newwould have accused Brad Pitt of trying to take them away from his ex-wife the vineyard Of Chateau Miraval in Provence which they both bought. Nouvel is now seeking damages from Brad Pitt in the amount of 350 million dollars.
«Pitt squandered company assets, spending millions on vain projects, including more than $1 million on swimming pool renovations, building and rebuilding a staircase four times over, and spending millions restoring a recording studio», states the document filed two days ago. Nouvel’s lawyers would argue that the “bad behavior” by Brad Pitt has intensified following the sale of Nouvel in October 2021 – by Angelina Jolie – to Tenute del Mondo.
«Enraged that Jolie sold Nouvel to Stoli rather than him, Pitt acted like a petulant child, refusing to treat Nouvel as an equal partner in the business», reads the document. As reported by Il Giornale, it would have been Angelina Jolie who defined Brad Pitt: “A petulant and ridiculous child“, adding also: “At most he visited the vineyards to admire the handiwork of the French workers, who actually made the deal. During the years that he allegedly ‘built’ the business, he worked incessantly on set and appeared in dozens of films, not to mention countless promotional appearances, jet-setting around the world for film premieres and his attendance at Hollywood parties. Pitt is anything but a ‘vigneron’”.
Brad Pitt had in turn filed a lawsuit over the sale of the estate and winery by his ex-wife in February 2022: a sale defined “illegal” because, according to Brad Pitt, the two ex-spouses had agreed at the time of the purchase of the property that neither of them would ever sell it without the consent of the other.
Angelina Jolie has also filed a lawsuit against Brad Pitt: the actress would argue that an agreement of this type never existed between the two, and that she would have sold her part of the company in an attempt to have “financial independence” by the actor and also by “have some form of peace and closure with respect to this deeply painful and traumatic chapter in her and their children’s lives”.