As Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie keep fighting over property and other divorce details, things get ugly. Brad, 58, has now charged Salt Actress, 47, of trying to “harm” him, according to court documents obtained by HollywoodLife, by secretly selling her stake in his French winery to “a Russian oligarch” with “toxic intentions”. These alleged malicious intents reportedly 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 she runs Yuri Shefler, the owner of the company that produces the Russian vodka Stolichnaya, renamed Stoli. The newspapers claim that since Yuri tried to distance himself from the Russian President, Wladimir Putin and his regime, the Stoli brand is now an “international liability” invoked by Putin’s destructive invasion of Ukraine.
“Jolie prosecuted the alleged sale and then conducted it in secret, intentionally keeping Pitt in the dark and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights,” Brad’s attorneys allege in the documents, citing Yuri’s sale of Angelina to the Stoli Group. “In this way, Jolie was trying to get profits she didn’t deserve and returns on an investment she didn’t make. Jolie also attempted to harm Pitt through the alleged sale,” the documents said.
“Jolie knew and intended that Shefler and his partners would seek to control the business Pitt had built and undermine Pitt’s investment in Miraval,” the statement continued. “And just as Jolie envisioned, Shefler did just that.”
“In violation of the parties’ agreement, Jolie attempted to force Pitt into a partnership with a stranger, and worse, a stranger with toxic associations and intentions,” the documents continue, claiming the sale also violated An agreement the couple struck early on in their partnership on the 1000-acre estate they bought in 2008. The agreement gave Brad the first refusal to buy her stake, if she wanted to sell the judge was notified.
The chateau in southern France is where the couple tied the knot in 2014, and it has become Brad’s “passion” as well as one of music’s most respected producers Rosé wine, according to court records. Things got messy in October 2021, however, when Angelina “allegedly sold its stake in Tenute del Mondo, a hostile third-party competitor that is looking to take control of Miraval,” said the papers filed by Pitt’s attorneys, which gave the motivation for the sale malicious The actress was, well, malicious in nature.
Sources also point out that the timing of the sale is linked to a judge’s decision to issue a preliminary ruling granting Brad 50/50 custody in the couple’s bitter fight over their five children. Maddox20, Zahara16, pax17, Shilohfifteen, Vivienne13 and knox13. The duo currently share joint custody, a decision Angelina has been working to overturn.
Angelina filed for divorce from Brad in 2016 after over a decade together, citing irreconcilable differences. In conversation with Fashion India Last June, Angelina opened up about the split, explaining that the decision was made for the “good” of their children. “It was the right decision,” she said. “I remain focused on her healing. Some have taken advantage of my silence and the children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them to know their own truth and sanity. In fact, they are six very brave, very strong young people.”