Brad Pitt fears a “hostile takeover” of his winery

Angelina Jolie is said to have sold her half of Pitt’s winery to a Russian oligarch without his consent. Brad Pitt now wants to undo this.

the essentials in brief

  • Brad Pitt and ex-wife Angelina Jolie are back in court over their winery.
  • The actor accuses Jolie of deliberately wanting to harm him.
  • The ex has sold her stake to a Russian billionaire.

“Brangelina’s” legal dispute over her wedding winery is entering the next round. According to “People”, Brad Pitt (58) claims that his ex-wife sold her share of the reputation of Château Miraval in order to “harm him”.

Jolie had sold her share of the estate in southern France to Tenute del Mondo in October 2021. The company is a subsidiary of the Stoli Group of Russian billionaire oligarch Yuri Shefler (54).

According to Pitt’s legal representatives, she intentionally “attempted to cause damage”. Shefler operates “cutthroat business tactics” and maintains “shady professional contacts”, according to a court document available to “People”.

Brad Pitt fears takeover of his winery

“Jolie tried to force Pitt into a partnership with a third party. And worse, with a stranger with toxic connections and intentions,” write Pitt’s attorneys. Your client now fears a hostile takeover of his wine company by Yuri Shefler’s Stoli Group.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought Château Miraval near Correns between Marseille and Nice in 2008. According to Pitt’s lawyers, the winery is his heart’s project. He paid 60 percent of the purchase price at the time and invested more time and energy in the project than Jolie.

This is how Château Miraval has become “a global multi-million dollar company and one of the world’s most respected producers of rosé wine”. Pitt wants the court to annul the sale of Jolie’s shares in the company. Jolie acted behind his back and violated his contractual rights.

Pitt and Jolie have been a couple since 2005 and married in 2014. In 2016, Jolie filed for divorce. Since then, the ex-couple has also been fighting over custody of their six children.

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