Who knew that the place where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married, would become a subject of fierce legal between the ex-couple. The legal battle, which is termed an emotional war over the Château Miraval winery, saw light as Angelina Jolie wins a favourable judgment against her ex-husband, who let his anger over their vicious split get in the way of common business sense.
Brad Can’t Hold Off Papers Anymore…
Angelina Jolie has won a legal battle against her ex-husband Brad Pitt involving the Chateau Miraval winery. In a highly emotional war, which started between the two exes in 2008 when Brad and Angelina moved into the chateau and took control of the renowned rosé company, the actress has come out victorious finally.
The story actually dates back to 2016, when Angelina Jolie, 47 sold her 50% stake to Russian liquor giant Stoli after her heartbreaking split from Brad Pitt. On the other hand, Brad continued to toil over the breathtaking buildings and grounds ever since and filed a lawsuit against the “Eternals” actress, claiming he was unaware of her decision.
Recently, Angelina’s legal team subpoenaed documents from Brad, his business manager and Mondo Bongo, his company, which he continued to hold back amid his anger over their vicious split. However, the fate of Château Miraval winery has finally been decided by a judge in Los Angeles judge on Friday (July 22).
The court ordered that the “Fury” actor and his partners must pass on the papers and correspondence to the opposing lawyers and that they cannot hold off until they appeal the decision. FYI, Brad and Angelina got married at the Château Miraval winery, in 2014.
A source close to the “Maleficent” star’s business operation stated that Pitt’s letting his anger over their vicious split get in the way of common business sense, and said: “Any rational human being would be happy for Stoli to [be a partner in their business. They have top-notch marketing and distribution, explaining that the firm offers huge opportunities to grow the business. “He just can’t see past his hatred of Jolie.”
The Emotional Bond With Winery…
Angelina Jolie may have won the contentious legal battle against her ex-Brad Pitt over the French winery, but it seems like Brad Pitt is unable to move on despite the two parted ways almost six years ago. Once famously called Brangelina for their chemistry, the couple bought the winery in 2008, which is known for its world-class rosé, for $28.4 million.
The two tied a knot in 2014 at the same property in the presence of their kids Zahara (17), Pax (18), Shiloh (16), Maddox (21), and twins Vivienne and Knox (14). After their split in 2016, Brad accused his Oscar-winning ex of “inflicting harm” on him, after she sold her 50% share. The document stated:
“Jolie consummated the purported sale without Pitt’s knowledge, denying Pitt the consent right she owed him and the right of the first refusal her business entity owed his. She sold her interest with the knowledge and intention that Shefler and his affiliates would seek to control the business to which Pitt had devoted himself and to undermine Pitt’s investment in Miraval.”
The winery stands at a worth of $167million today and has been a bone of contention in the couple’s ongoing split, which happened in 2016. Now, Angelina has finally got a favourable judgement over the sensible business decision she took to sell off the stake to Russian liquor giant Stoli, which would open up new business opportunities.