A company founded by Angelina Jolie has filed a $250m lawsuit against the actor’s ex-husband Brad Pitt. Since announcing their separation in 2016, Jolie and Pitt have been embroiled in divorce proceedings concerning child custody and property disagreements.
The lawsuit pertains to the French winery the former couple purchased together during their relationship.
Court papers filed on Tuesday (6 September) and seen by Page Six allege that Pitt attempted to “seize control” of the 1,300-acre estate “in retaliation” for the “divorce and custody proceedings”.
The suit claims that the pair, who were married in 2014, both invested tens of millions of dollars to improve Chateau Miraval SA, an estate in the South of France.
The site was purchased by the actors in 2012 for around 25 million euros, though they had it leased for years prior. The suit goes on to allege that Pitt squandered millions of the company’s money on “vanity projects” including more than a million dollars on a swimming pool.
Pitt is yet to address the lawsuit himself. A source close to the actor, however, told Us Weekly: “Sadly, this is yet another rehash and repackaging of old material to try and distract from the other party’s own behaviour.”