Former spouses Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are currently locked in a custody battle over their children. In a recent turn of events, the Troy The actor accused his ex-wife of secretly selling French vineyards without his knowledge. The two owned a $30 million estate called Chateau Miraval, which they purchased in 2008. Pitt claimed in court records that no part of this joint property was ever sold without the other’s consent.
Pitt first filed the case in February 2022 and said he didn’t know about Miraval’s sale until it made headlines. He said Jolie was working “secretly” with Yuri Scheffler to keep Pitt “in the dark” about the purchase. “It was on purpose: Jolie secretly cooperated with Scheffler and his associates to pursue and then close the alleged sale, ensuring that Pitt was kept in the dark,” the lawsuit, filed Thursday by the actor’s attorney in a Los Angeles court, reads. ”
Brad Pitt vs. Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt said that when Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from him, they agreed that neither of them would sell their shares without the other’s permission. They retained their interest in Miraval through their two limited liability companies, Mondo Bongo and Nouvel. In Jolie’s $250 counterclaim, Pitt is accused of circulating false information that Scheffler was “an ally of Vladimir Putin” and trying to force her to sell to his company, Mondo Bongo, on unreasonable terms. In addition, she claimed that Pitt hid assets and spent the mansion’s money on lavish projects, including a swimming pool and an elaborate staircase that was repaired four times.
Pitt and Jolie first crossed paths in 2005 while filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith, in which they played a bored couple who learn they are being paid as assassins by rival agencies for killing each other. The couple got married in 2014 at Château Miraval. They are the parents of six children: three biological and three adopted. Jolie filed for divorce in 2016 after a physical altercation between the two. It was finalized in 2019, ending their 12-year relationship.