Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue their battle over property and other divorce details, but things are getting ugly.
Brad has accused Jolie of attempting to “inflict harm” on him by secretly selling her stake in his French vineyard to “a Russian oligarch” with “poisonous intentions.” Said supposed malicious intentions allegedly include a plan to take complete control of their multi-million dollar Chateau Miraval winery.
Angelina apparently sold half of the successful business to a company run by Yuri Shefler, the owner of the company which makes the Russian vodka Stolichnaya, renamed Stoli.
“Jolie pursued and then consummated the purported sale in secret, purposely keeping Pitt in the dark, and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights,” claim Pitt’s attorneys in the documents, citing Angelina’s sale to the Stoli Group through Yuri. “By doing so, Jolie sought to seize profits she had not earned and returns on an investment she did not make. Also through the purported sale, Jolie sought to inflict harm on Pitt,” the documents claim.
“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 statement continue. “And just as Jolie envisioned, that is exactly what Shefler has done.”
“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 docs continue, also claiming the sale violates an agreement the couple made at the start of their partnership in the 1000-acre estate which they bought in 2008.