A court dispute involving the Chateau Miraval vineyard between Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband Brad Pitt has been won by Jolie. While the original drama included determining ownership between the actresses, Angelina unexpectedly sold her 50% part to Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler, who owns the Russian vodka Stolichnaya (also known as Stoli). Other lawsuits were filed as a result of the sale in numerous nations, including one by Brad himself, who accused the Lara Croft: Tom Raider actress of acting without his knowledge.
According to Page Six, Brad, 58, as well as his company Mondo Bongo and his business manager, were all served with subpoenas by Angelina’s legal team on Friday, July 22. Despite Brad’s legal team’s appeal for the courts to dismiss Angelina and her team’s request for any correspondence or records, a judge in Los Angeles has ruled that Brad and his partners must give over documents to Angelina’s team.
The judge decided that Brad and his legal team could not wait until the appeal judgment was made and that everything had to be disclosed, even if they had desired to appeal. HollywoodLife has contacted Brad’s agent for a response.
In 2016, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorced. For $28.4 million, the couple acquired the world-class rosé-producing winery in 2008. They later got married there in 2014 in front of their children Maddox, 21, Zahara, 17, Pax, 18, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14, as well as other family members.
According to the paperwork obtained by HollywoodLife, Brad previously accused his Oscar-winning ex of “inflicting harm” on him after she sold her 50% stake. Notably, the winery’s current value is $167M.
The previous records stated that Jolie “concluded the alleged deal without Pitt’s knowledge, violating Pitt the consent right she owed him and the right of first refusal her corporate entity owed his.” She sold her stake knowing that Shefler and his associates would try to take over the company Pitt had invested in and damage Pitt’s stake in Miraval, according to the report.
The couple’s ongoing separation, which began in 2016, has involved the winery as a point of contention. Despite being married in 2015, the couple started dating in 2005.