Brad Pitt sues Angelina Jolie over the sale of a share of the winery to a Russian oligarch

Brad Pitt sues Angelina Jolie over the sale of a share of the winery to a Russian oligarch

Brad Pitt is suing Angelina Jolie after she sold her stake in French winery Chateau Miraval to Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler without telling him: Pitt says new owner makes vineyard management more difficult

  • Pitt, 58, says Jolie, 46, did not live up to the terms they originally agreed to regarding the French winery.
  • The former couple purchased the property in 2008 for $28.4 million.
  • Pitt said he put a lot more effort and money into the winery to make it profitable.
  • Pitt and Jolie got married in 2014 and separated in 2016.

Brad Pitt is filing a lawsuit against Angelina Jolie over a business deal she made involving Chateau Miraval, a French Correns winery they acquired as a couple, in which she subsequently sold her stake to Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler.

The 58-year-old actor, in legal documents reviewed by TMZ, is asking the court to revoke an agreement the 46-year-old Jolie entered into that transferred her stake to Shefler’s Tenute del Mondo subsidiary of the Stoli Group and award him damages. in connection with the deal.

The Shawnee, Oklahoma-based actor said in court documents that he and Jolie originally purchased the winery in 2008 for $28.4 million, after which she contributed about 40 percent of the funding (about $11.36 million).

Latest: Brad Pitt, 58, files lawsuit against Angelina Jolie, 46, over a business deal she had involving Chateau Miraval, a Correns winery, France that they bought as a couple, in which she subsequently sold her stake Russian.  oligarch Jolie was photographed earlier this month in Washington DC.

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Pitt said he put a lot more effort and money into the winery to make it profitable, and by 2013 it was no match for his efforts in either direction.

Pitt told the court that he and Jolie agreed not to sell their interest in the winery without the consent of the other side.

Jolie later filed for divorce in September 2016, leading to an ongoing legal battle that continued until 2022 on multiple fronts.

Jolie told the court she intends to sell her stake in the winery in July 2021, Pitt said in legal documents, adding that in September 2021 he agreed to let Jolie find a buyer to whom he would have approval rights.

Pitt said in court documents that he and Jolie originally purchased the winery in 2008 (pictured in 2008) for $28.4 million.

Pitt said in court documents that he and Jolie originally purchased the winery in 2008 (pictured in 2008) for $28.4 million.

Pitt told the court that Schefler's involvement was detrimental to his ability to effectively run the winery, located in Corrin, France.

Pitt told the court that Schefler’s involvement was detrimental to his ability to effectively run the winery, located in Corrin, France.

The former couple produced the famous 2014 Miraval Rose at the winery.

The former couple produced the famous 2014 Miraval Rose at the winery.

Pitt told the court that he learned in October 2021 that Jolie had sold her stake to Shefler’s organization and did not seek his approval or the deal and did not disclose to him the terms they had previously agreed against.

Pitt told the court that Schefler’s involvement was detrimental to his ability to effectively run the winery.

A Pitt insider told TMZ that Jolie ignored “her legal and ethical obligations” by selling her stake to Shefler, and “in doing so, she violated the rights of the one person who put money and sweat into the success of the business by intending to sell both the business and the family home to a third party.” competitor.”

Jolie is “seeking returns on investments she didn’t make and profits she didn’t make,” the insider said.

Pitt and Jolie, who wed in 2014 and separated in 2016, are tangled up in the legal system amid battles over multiple issues over the past five-plus years.

Last May, Pitt received joint custody of his minor children: Pax, 17; Zahara, 16; Shiloh, 15; and Vivienne and Knox, 13. They are also the parents of Maddox, aged 20.

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