Johnny Depp Verdict Inspires Brad Pitt To SUE Ex Angelina Jolie
In the wake of Johnny Depp’s recent legal victory against Amber Heard, another high-profile celebrity divorce is making headlines as Brad Pitt takes legal action against his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie.
Pitt’s lawsuit, filed in February, draws attention due to its striking similarities with Depp’s defamation case against Heard.
The legal dispute centers around the couple’s joint venture in the South of France—a controlling stake in the vineyard and home, Chateau Miraval, purchased in 2008.
This location held sentimental value for the duo, who married there in 2014 and spent family holidays together.
However, their divorce brought about a contentious issue related to the sale of shares in their successful wine business.
Brad Pitt contends that Angelina Jolie’s secret sale of her half of the shares to a purported stranger in 2020 was a deliberate attempt to harm him.
He argues that Jolie violated their agreement, which stipulated that neither party could sell their interests without the other’s explicit consent.
Pitt asserts that Jolie’s actions damaged the reputation of the Miraval wine business, a venture he claims as his passion project and a global success.
Pitt’s legal team alleges that Jolie knew the buyer, identified as Tenute del Mondo, had connections to Yuri Scheffler, a Russian billionaire with a history of cutthroat business tactics.
Scheffler, the indirect owner of Tenute del Mondo, is accused of launching a hostile takeover of Miraval’s vineyard and seeking confidential information for competitive advantages.
The grounds for Pitt’s lawsuit include breach of implied contract, breach of quasi-contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, abuse of rights, tortious interference with contractual relations, tortious interference with prospective business relations, and constructive trust. Seeking damages for an undisclosed amount, Pitt is adamant about nullifying the sale.
Brad Pitt’s legal maneuvering, including the request for a trial by jury, has sparked speculation about whether he drew inspiration from Johnny Depp’s recent legal victory. The parallel narratives of two high-profile divorces involving defamation, financial disputes, and accusations of intentional harm have fueled comparisons.
While the Pitt-Jolie legal battle may not garner the same level of notoriety as the Depp-Heard case, it raises questions about the complexities of celebrity divorces and the potential ripple effects of one high-profile legal outcome on another.
As the trial unfolds, it remains to be seen whether Pitt’s legal strategy will mirror Depp’s path to success or take a different turn in the courtroom.