The battle continues. Brad Pitt alleged that ex-wife Angelina Jolie “secretly” sold his stakes in their winery as payback for their custody battle.The Bullet Train actor, 59, claimed that he and the Maleficent star, 47, previously agreed that neither could sell their share in Château Miraval without the other’s approval.
In court documents obtained by Us Weekly, Pitt alleged that Jolie decided she wanted to sell her share in the French property when they were finalizing their divorce in 2019, and they began buyout negotiations so that Pitt could purchase her stake.According to the Lost City star, those negotiations fell apart after he and the Unbroken director began fighting for custody of their children.
The duo share six kids: Maddox, 21, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14.“In the summer of 2021, amid a heated child custody dispute with Pitt, Jolie terminated those discussions and secretly purported to sell a 50 percent stake in the family home and family business to Tenute del Mondo,” Pitt’s legal team alleged in the new docs, which were filed on Thursday, June 1. “Tenute del Mondo is part of the Russia-affiliated spirits conglomerate Stoli Group, which is owned and controlled by billionaire Yuri Shefler.
Shefler, who has been designated as an ‘oligarch in the Russian Federation’ by the U.S. Treasury Department, had previously sought to buy Miraval, and Pitt had turned him down.”The Oklahoma native went on to allege that Jolie specifically chose Shefler because his “personal network of ill-reputed professional associates” would cause “lasting harm to Miraval’s reputation.” According to the filing, Shefler “has had business dealings with individuals” in the “inner circle” of RussianRead more on usmagazine.com