Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of wanting to damage his winery’s reputation. She sold her shares to an oligarch.

The mudslinging of the former Hollywood dream couple Brangelina over a French winery is entering the next round. According to the US magazine “People”, Brad Pitt (58) accuses his ex-wife Angelina Jolie (47) of wanting to intentionally destroy the reputation of Château Miraval.

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 Yuri Shefler (54). According to Pitt’s legal representatives, she was intentionally “trying to cause damage”. Shefler engages in “cutthroat business tactics” and maintains “shady professional contacts,” according to a court document seen by “People.”

Brad Pitt fears hostile 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,” Pitt’s attorneys write. 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. As a result, 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 children Pax (18), Zahara (17), Shiloh (16), Vivienne (13), Knox (13) and Maddox (20). The latter is no longer part of the process due to his majority.