Brad Pitt is reportedly suing his ex-wife Angelina Jolie for secretly selling her interest in a winery they jointly owned.
According to legal documents, Brad filed the complaint against Jolie on Thursday. The former couple spent approximately $28.4 million combined on their Chateau Miraval property, which Jolie dishes out 40% of the total cost.
Before their divorce in 2016, Pitt and Jolie agreed to consult with one another before selling their share of the winery. Despite the agreement, the two found themselves back in court last year.
In June, Jolie told the court she reached an agreement to sell her interest to an unnamed buyer. Sometime in September, Pitt agreed to let Jolie pursue her sale but is adamant about not consenting to the sale.
However, Pitt says he was stunned to find out Jolie sold her interest to a Russian oligarch, Yuri Shefler. Pitt claims Jolie never inquired about his consent. He also says Jolie intentionally left him out of the deal.
A source close to Pitt says, “Unfortunately, this is another example of the same person disregarding her legal and ethical obligations. In doing so, she has violated the rights of the only person who poured money and sweat equity into the success of the business. By purporting to sell both the business and family home to a third-party competitor. She is seeking a return on an investment she did not make and profits she did not earn.”
Brad is now asking for a judge to reverse the deal to undo the damage that Jolie has caused.