In a nasty fight over a French winery, Angelina Jolie beats Brad Pitt.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in a tough legal battle over their winery, Chateau Miraval.
Angelina Jolie has won a court case against her ex-husband Brad Pitt over the Chateau Miraval winery, where she and Pitt got married in 2014.
The couple took over the well-known rosé company when they moved into the chateau on the vineyard in Provence in 2008. Since then, Pitt has been working hard to make the buildings and grounds look even more beautiful.
But Jolie sold her share to the liquor company Stoli. This started a complicated web of lawsuits in the US, France, and Luxembourg involving Pitt, Jolie, their businesses, and other business partners.
In the most recent fight, Jolie’s team asked Pitt, his business manager, and Pitt’s company, Mondo Bongo, to give them documents.
Pitt’s side has fought hard to get a judge to say no to Jolie’s request for the papers and letters.
But on Friday, a judge in Los Angeles said Pitt and his partners must give them to the other side’s lawyers. The judge also said they can’t wait until they appeal the decision.
Sources close to the “Maleficent” star’s business told Page Six that Pitt is letting his anger over their nasty breakup get in the way of good business sense.
“Any reasonable person would be happy to have Stoli as a business partner. They have great marketing and distribution,” they said, adding that the company gives them a lot of room to grow. “He just can’t get over how much he hates Jolie.”
But someone close to Pitt told us that the Stoli deal is not a no-brainer and that Pitt had turned down an offer to sell it to Stoli while he was still married to Jolie.
They said that his long-held plan for the project, which is to put profits back into the company, goes against the idea of selling a piece of the business to make distribution better.
Also, they said, “The best way to keep value for [their children] is for the parents to keep full ownership of this growing and getting more valuable asset.
The parents of six children broke up in 2016. Since 2005, they had been together.
Reps didn’t want to say anything.