Brad Pitt Sues Angelina Jolie for Selling Chateau Miraval Winery to Russian Oligarch

Pitt, who is suing his ex to undo the deal, was part-owner in the winery.

Brad Pitt is not pleased with Angelina Jolie's latest business decision, so much so that he's suing his ex-wife over it. 

According to court docs obtained by ET, amid the couple's ongoing custody battle, Pitt is suing Jolie for selling Chateau Miraval Winery, which he is part owner of, to Russian oligarch, Yuri Shefler. The actor is seeking monetary damages, legal fees and for Jolie's sale of Miraval to Shefler to be voided.

In a statement to ET, Jolie's attorney, Robert Olson, says his client "has not yet been served, and we are instead learning about the complaint from the media who appear to have been given access to the report to create a press story prior to Ms. Jolie even being served."

Olson added, "I understand that Mr. Pitt is aware that Ms. Jolie is on a long-haul commercial international flight with their children, out of reach, and unable to respond."

The couple bought the Correns, France-located winery back in 2008 and Pitt claims, he invested a ton of money and time in the winery over the years.  

While he acknowledges that Jolie put in 40 percent of the $28.4 million purchase price, Pitt claims he alone made the winery successful. The 58-year-old actor also claims that per the terms of their divorce, which was finalized in 2019, the couple had a "mutual understanding" that neither of them could sell off their interest in the winery without the other's consent.

Last July, in a separate suit, when Jolie went to court, she told a judge she reached an agreement to sell her interest to an unnamed person, which Pitt agreed to consider in September. However, Pitt claims per their "mutual understanding," that he'd be given right of first refusal, which he claims was not given to him by Jolie.

Per the docs, when Pitt found out in October that a company called Tenute del Mondo -- a subsidiary of the vodka company, Stoli Group -- controlled by Shefler bought her interest in the winery, he was shocked.

Pitt, whose attorneys' close ties to the private judge in the divorce case resulted in his disqualification and an "ethical breach," went on to claim that Jolie never got his consent to move forward with the sale and intentionally kept the terms of the deal from him. He also claims that he's been unable to run Chateau Miraval under Shefler's rules, adding that "the purported sale deprives Pitt of his right to enjoy his private home and to oversee the business he developed from scratch."

ET has reach out to Pitt rep for comment.



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