Brad Pitt has accused his ex-girlfriend of attempting to “inflict harm” on him and their Chateau Miraval Winery.
Pitt’s lawyers claim Angelina Jolie sold her part in their vineyard to Russian businessman Yuri Shefler in an attempt to harm Pitt’s involvement in the company, according to fresh legal documents filed in Los Angeles on Friday, June 3.
Pitt first sued Jolie in February over the sale of her Miraval shares, demanding monetary damages, legal fees, and the cancellation of Jolie’s sale of Miraval to Shefler.
Pitt’s lawyers argue in the new documents that “Jolie tried to hurt Pitt” and that she “knew and intended that Shefler and his affiliates would try to influence the situation.”
Shefler – the owner of SPI Group, an international alcohol sales consortium – is accused of “launching a hostile takeover of the wine business, destabilizing Miraval’s operations, and seeking access to Miraval’s confidential and proprietary information for the benefit of his competing enterprise,” according to the new documents.