Brad Pitt says in legal filing that Angelina Jolie ‘vindictively’ sold winery amid custody battle

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Brad Pitt is not backing down from his legal fight against his ex-wife Angelina Jolie over a French winery they once owned together..

In new legal documents filed Thursday by Pitt’s attorneys and obtained by CNN, the actor calls Jolie’s sale of her stake of Château Miraval in 2021 “vindictive” after an “adverse custody ruling.”

“Her decision to terminate negotiations with Pitt was intentional and pretextual,” the documents state. “As will be demonstrated at trial, Jolie’s actions were unlawful, severely and intentionally damaging Pitt and unjustly enriching herself.”

CNN has reached out to Jolie’s representative for comment.

Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016. They were declared legally single in 2019, but their divorce and a shared custody arrangement of their minor children is not yet finalized.

Jolie sold her stake in Miraval in October 2021 to Tenute del Mondo, a subsidiary of Stoli Group, controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler.

Pitt first filed his lawsuit over the sale in 2022, calling it “unlawful” because, he claims, the two had agreed when they purchased Château Miraval that neither would sell without the other’s consent.

Jolie filed a countersuit, claiming that there was never any such agreement and that she sold her portion of the winery in an effort to have “financial independence” from Pitt and to “have some form of peace and closure to this deeply painful and traumatic chapter of her and their children’s lives.”

The former couple purchased the country estate and winery in the south of France in 2008.

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