Brad Pitt, 58, has accused Angelina Jolie of selling her stake in his beloved French vineyard to a ‘Russian oligarch’ in order to damage him.
Legal documents obtained by Daily Mail reveal that the Maleficent actress has ‘poisonous intentions’ which allegedly include a plan to take control of the business.
Jolie reportedly sold half of Chateau Miraval winery to Yuri Shefler, the owner of the company that makes Russian vodka Stolichnaya (Stoli).
The papers allege that having made “desperate attempts to disassociate himself from the Putin regime, the Stoli brand is now a massive international liability.”
“Stolichnaya has been the object of boycotts throughout the world. The US Treasury Department designated Shefler as an “oligarch in the Russian Federation” in an unclassified report to Congress made pursuant to the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017,” the papers filed in LA County Superior Court read.
The South of France chateau ahs become one of the most highly-regarded producers of rose wine in the world, the court papers read.
However, Jolie “purported to sell her interest to Tenute del Mondo, a hostile third-party competitor bent on taking control of Miraval,” Pitt’s legal team claim.
The papers claim that Jolie’s intention for the sale was to “inflict harm” on his ex.
“Jolie was livid,” a source said to Daily Mail, “and vindictive.”
The actor’s attorneys continue: “Jolie pursued and then consummated the purported sale in secret, purposely keeping Pitt in the dark, and knowingly violating Pitt’s contractual rights.
“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.
“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 documents also claim the sale violets the agreement Pitt and Jolie made during the beginning of their partnership in the estate, which they acquired in 2008.
Miraval is owned by Quimicum, a company where Pitt originally held 60 percent share through Mondo Bongo while his ex held 40 percent through Nouvel.
In 2016, Pitt transferred 10 percent of Mondo Bongo’s shares to Nouvel to make them fifty-fifty shareholders in Quimicum.
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