Brad Pitt Sues Angelina Jolie For Selling Her Stakes in Château Miraval
Pitt says Jolie had broken their agreement not to sell shares without each other’s consent.
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt is suing ex-wife Angelina Jolie for selling her stake in the French vineyard, Château Miraval, which the couple had bought in 2012. The southern France estate cost the duo €25 million and served as the wedding venue in 2014.
In the dispute filed in Los Angeles, Pitt said that Jolie had broken their agreement not to sell their stakes in the château without the other party’s consent. The shares under the Hollywood actress were sold to Tenute del Mondo in 2021 to a business unit under vodka company Stoli Group, owned by Russian businessman Yuri Shefler.
“She sold her interest with the knowledge and intention that Shefler and his affiliates would seek to control the business to which Pitt had devoted himself and to undermine Pitt’s investment in Miraval,” the lawsuit claimed.
Pitt aims to void the winery sale, which he takes credit for transforming the estate into a “multimillion-dollar international success story and one of the world’s most highly regarded producers of rosé wine”.
The lawsuit continues saying that “the purported sale deprives Pitt of his right to enjoy his private home and to oversee the business he developed from scratch”.
Located between Marseille and Nice, Château Miraval is situated in the village of Correns, and the sprawling property includes a house and extensive vineyards. Annual revenues from the winery exceed US$50 million.
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