Angelina Jolie has been called “vindictive” and guilty of “systematic obstruction” in a new lawsuit filed against her on behalf of Brad Pitt, TBEN.com reveals.
According to the lawsuit obtained by TBEN.com, Miraval is owned by Quimicum, a company in which Pitt originally held 60% of the shares through his company Mondo Bongo while Jolie held 40% through his company Nouvel.
Three years before he and Jolie went their separate ways, Pitt transferred ten percent of Mondo Bongo’s shares to his company, Nouvel making them 50/50 shareholders of Quimicum.
A new lawsuit filed on behalf of Brad Pitt on Tuesday accused ex Angelina Jolie of trying to exclude her from her deal to get rid of her shares in their Miraval vineyard in France, TBEN.com can reveal
The 1,000-acre castle and estate – now valued at $ 164 million – is where the couple married in 2008
Now, according to the lawsuit, Jolie is trying to sell her 50%, bypass Pitt’s right of first refusal, and take advantage of “the incredible amount of work, time and money” invested by Pitt and his business partners in brand growth.
But according to the lawsuit, the transfer of ten percent is null because the shares were “sold” for only 1 euro and not a “serious” amount as required by Luxembourg law.
The chateau and the 1,000-acre estate near Aix-en-Provence in which it sits were once the couple’s getaway.
This is where the couple, who met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2004 while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Anniston, decided to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony in 2008.
Now, that’s just another asset to argue over in a divorce that has burned the courts for years.
According to the lawsuit, he is valued at over 140 million euros (approximately $ 164 million).
“It should be mentioned that, for the past four years, Nouvel [Jolie’s company] did not act in the best interest of Quimicum by systematically delaying the approval of the annual accounts and the renewal of the director ”, indicates the lawsuit.
Three years before their split, Pitt’s company transferred 10% of its shares to Jolie, making them 50/50 shareholders of the company, according to the lawsuit.
The file claims Jolie is now trying to bypass Pitt’s right of first refusal and profit from the “incredible amount of work, time and money” he spent on the property (pictured)
He continues: “We understand that behind this systematic obstruction, the real objective of Nouvel and its shareholder [Jolie] is to sell its stake in Chateau Miraval SA in a way that would circumvent Mondo Bongo’s right of first refusal (as provided for in Quimicum’s articles of association), thus realizing a capital gain realized thanks to the investment of Mondo Bongo and to which Nouvel did not contribute.
Commenting on the latest proceedings, a source familiar with the couple’s ongoing legal battles told TBEN.com: “Angelina’s actions towards Brad are always vindictive.”
“This is another example of someone trying to bend the rules and avoid their obligations.
Jolie filed for divorce in August 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences” and seeking primary custody of their six children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Vivienne and Nox , 12 years.
Three months ago in June, Pitt, 57, was granted joint custody – a move Jolie, 45, vowed to fight “with everything she has.”
Brad and Angelina separated in 2016, with Jolie seeking primary custody of their six children (pictured) The actor was granted joint custody earlier this year
“Bitterly disappointed,” Jolie said that as far as she was concerned, their legal battle was “far from over.”
The actress claimed three of the children wanted to testify against Pitt but were prevented from doing so by Judge John Ouderkirk, the private judge with whom Pitt and Jolie initially agreed to keep details of their case sealed.
But just a month after that coup, Jolie scored a major victory when her attorneys convinced a California appeals court that Judge Ouderkirk should be excluded on the grounds that Pitt’s attorneys had not disclosed the prior relationships he had. he had had with the actor’s lawyers.
Pitt’s lawyers reacted to the decision with dismay, saying the ongoing legal proceedings and the quashing of the custody agreement were damaging not only Pitt but all of the couple’s children.
Speaking at the time, a source said: “Brad thinks there is overwhelming evidence that the current situation is not good for children. It only delays things for everyone.
The court papers were filed in Luxembourg on Tuesday on behalf of Brad Pitt