Brad Pitt Sues Angelina Jolie! What Made Him Do it?

The world witnessed recently the huge legal scandal between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Now, another legal dispute between two Hollywood stars is about to begin - Brad Pit decided to sue his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.

Brad Pit sues Angelina Jolie because he is unhappy with the fact that she sold her shares of the French vineyard in which they wed. Back in 2008, the two mega-stars bought a controlling interest in Chateau Miraval SA, a French company comprising a home and vineyard in the south of France. They got married there six years later.

In 2011, the former Hollywood couple joined a family of French winemakers to produce "Miraval Côtes de Provence", after their castle in Val, very close to Correns in Var (southeastern France).

After filing for divorce in 2016 citing "irreconcilable differences", the two actors have been tied up in litigations ever since. Now, Pitt claims that Angelina "sought to inflict harm" on him when she sold her shares without asking for his approval.

The Miraval estate is located in the village of Correns in south-eastern France and was bought by the couple for around $27 million.

Brad Pit Accuses Angelina Jolie Of Seeking Revenge
Angelina Jolie sold her stake to a "Luxembourg-based spirits manufacturer controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler," in October 2021. Shefler also produces the flagship Russian vodka brand Stolichnaya, rebranded as Stoli.

Brad Pit argues in that his former spouse had "agreed they would never sell their respective interests in Miraval without the other’s consent."

Pitt believes that Jolie is trying to damage both him and his vineyard, by selling her shares to a Russian oligarch "with poisonous associations and intentions".

Also, according to The Daily Mail, Pitt fears that Shefler has the intention to take total control of the multi-million dollar business that he worked so hard to build.

Brad's lawyers also claim that under Pitt's leadership the business had grown into a "multimillion-dollar international success story" though Jolie had "contributed with nothing".

"Through the purported sale, Jolie sought to inflict harm on Pitt," according to the documents, which were filed last week.

"Jolie knew and intended that Shefler and his affiliates would try to control the business Pitt had built and to undermine Pitt's investment in Miraval."

The lawyers also claim that Shefler "has gained notoriety through cut-throat business tactics and dubious professional associations" and the association with him "jeopardizes the reputation of the brand Pitt so carefully built", the lawsuit claims

"All of this is the direct result of Jolie's unlawful and tortious conduct (...) In violation of the parties' agreement, Jolie has sought to force Pitt into partnership with a stranger, and worse yet, a stranger with poisonous associations and intentions."

The document also claims that Jolie sold her shares in retaliation to an impending judge ruling on granting Pitt 50/50 custody of their children.

A source told The Daily Mail that Jolie was 'livid' and 'vindictive' over the decision, which has since been rescinded.

As for the company that purchased Jolie's shares, they have said that it "chose to invest in Miraval as it is an exceptional wine and brand that complements our portfolio."

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