Publication date June 11, 2022
Our Once Favorite Celebrity Couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Are At It Again
Jolie may sue the FBI over the incident between Pitt and Maddox that led to their divorce in 2016, and this new lawsuit is the result of that speculation.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie announced their separation in September 2016, when the world was left speechless at the news, but their legal struggles are far from done now that they are formally divorced.
Pitt claims that his ex-wife sold her shares in their wine firm to a "stranger with poisonous associations and motives" to hurt him and tarnish the company's name.
In 2008, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie purchased a majority stake in Château Miraval, a French winery, for a reported €25 million. For their covert wedding in 2014, the corporation owned an estate and winery in Correns, France.
Miraval was split 60/40 between Pitt and Jolie, with Pitt owning the majority stake. In 2013, three years before their breakup, Pitt ceded 10% of his shares to Jolie, making them equal stockholders.
Wth $164 million stakes in the company, the two reportedly agreed to never sell their shares without consulting each other.
According to reports earlier this year, Pitt believed she broke their agreement when she tried to sell her 50% ownership without first offering him the chance to buy her out or decline the sale.
Later, it was reported that Jolie had been given the go-ahead to sell her Miraval shares to a third party.
Pitt has now filed a legal lawsuit alleging that Jolie sold her holdings to a Luxembourg spirits firm operated by a Russian businessman, named Yuri Shefler, without his knowledge and that she did so in violation of the law.
Legal documents filed late last week by Pitt's legal team say that Jolie's "hostile" takeover of Miraval was an attempt to harm him and his reputation.
When it comes to the supposed sale, Jolie's side argues that it was done "in secret," keeping Pitt unaware and infringing on his contractual rights. "Jolie tried to hurt Pitt through the alleged sale."
While Pitt's lawyers argue the sale of Yuri Shefler's shares by Angelina Jolie violated their agreement. They also claim that Jolie sold her interests to "undermine" Pitt's leadership by making him do business with a stranger whose motives are not good.
They are also stating that associating with Shefler would damage the good name Pitt had "painstakingly constructed" for Miraval because of his "cut-throat business methods and dubious professional ties."
And reportedly, Jolie was aware of Shefler and his associates' intentions to control the business that Pitt had developed and undercut Pitt's investment in Miraval.
Documents suggest Jolie had no role in the company's development, writing that Miraval grew into "a multimillion-dollar global business and one of the most highly respected manufacturers of rosé wine" because of Pitt's efforts.
Pitt and Jolie supposedly agreed that Jolie had the right to reject the offer, and that the sale infringed on that right.
Among the demands of the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood actor are a jury trial, an undisclosed amount of damages, and a declaration that Jolie's alleged sale is "null and invalid."
It was also recently claimed that Jolie is suing the FBI over a 2016 incident involving Brad Pitt that happened in the days leading up to their breakup.
Maddox, the oldest of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's six children, is widely believed to have been the source of the couple's unexpected divorce, based on an alleged incident between Pitt and Maddox.
Although neither Jolie's nor Pitt confirmed the reason for the separation, sources say that she did so after a child abuse complaint was filed to the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.
On the family's private plane, Maddox, then 15, was allegedly involved in an alleged confrontation with him. Five days later, according to numerous reports, Jolie filed for divorce.
During the investigation, Pitt was found not guilty of any misconduct. In addition, the FBI determined that additional investigations were not required.
A person close to Jolie claims that Pitt's lawsuit is based on a "false narrative."
Now, according to recent court filings, Jolie is attempting to challenge this judgment under the Freedom of Information Act.