Brad Pitt Sues Angelina Jolie for ‘Vindictive’ Move Post Divorce
Aside from their ongoing custody trial, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wine vineyard is being added to the exes’ list of legal battles.
Brad, 57, and Angelina, 46, are now fighting over their $164 million French vineyard, Château Miraval — the same place where they held their wedding. Brad filed a lawsuit against Angelina on Tuesday, September 21, in which he accused her of trying to sell her stake in their estate without consulting him first; the move could ultimately result in a massive profit at his expense, according to court documents obtained by Hollywood Life.
As per the docs, Château Miraval is owned by Quimicum, a company that Angelina previously held a 40 percent stake through her company, Nouvel. Brad originally held a 60 percent share of the estate via his company, Mondo Bongo. However, prior to their 2016 split, the Fight Club star transferred 10 percent of the estate from his company to Angelina’s Nouvel, making them equal shareholders.
According to the court documents, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider actress allegedly attempted to sell her entire 50 percent stake without giving Brad a chance to refute the sale or buy her out first. Apparently, the former couple allegedly agreed before their divorce that they would consult each other if they ever decided to sell their shares, a source told Page Six.
Brad’s court documents accuse Angie’s brand of not acting in the best interest reading, “It is worth mentioning that, for the last four years, Nouvel did not act in the best interest of Quimicum by systematically delaying the approval of the annual accounts and the renewal of the manager.” The suit goes on to accuse Angelina of “systematic obstruction.”
A source close to the case also called Angelina’s actions “consistently vindictive” and “another example of this person trying to circumvent the rules. This is pretty consistent with this person’s behavior and is why she has been deemed ‘not credible’ based on the testimony of numerous experts, medical professionals, therapists and others who know her best in the recent ruling of the custodial case.”
The former couple was together for 11 years and are both in the midst of an ongoing legal battle over the custody of their children Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15 and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.