Brad Pitt Sues Angelina Jolie for Business Reasons
Litigation between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continues, and this time the ex-spouses will sue because of the family business.
Pitt has filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife, accusing her of secretly selling her stake in the joint wine estate Chateau Miraval. The new owner is a Russian businessman from the Forbes list, Yuri Shefler.
Pitt insists that Jolie did not get his consent to the deal and allegedly deliberately withheld its details. The actor wants to cancel the agreement through the court and oblige Jolie to pay damages.
Court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court say, “She is seeking a return on an investment she did not make and profits she did not earn.”
The Miraval estate is located in the village of Corran in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France. The 35-room mansion is surrounded by a lush garden, fountains, aqueducts, a pond, a chapel, and a vineyard. The estate is now valued at around $164 million.
For Pitt, a big connoisseur of good wine, making the Miraval rose is a dream come true and good business, and the proposed sale could deprive Pitt of the right to use his private home on the property and control the company.
Jolie and Pitt bought the estate in 2008 and planned to raise their children there and build a family wine business, but these plans were not given to come true because the couple broke up.