The controversy surrounding Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s French vineyard is making headlines once again. According to documents filed by Nouvel, Jolie’s former investment company, they accuse Pitt of stripping and looting Château Miraval, the winery that he and his ex-wife purchased in 2008, in an attempt to take back control of the business.
In the document filing via CNN, it reads: “Pitt wasted the company’s assets, spending millions on vanity projects, including more than $1million on swimming pool renovations, building and rebuilding a staircase four times, and spending millions to restore a recording studio.”
Nouvelle is claiming $350 million in damages, alleging that Pitt “masterminded a so-far-successful plan to seize de facto control of Chateau Miraval” following their divorce.
“Pitt developed a publicly acknowledged alcohol abuse problem. In 2016, after a serious and internationally publicized incident between Pitt, Jolie, and the couple’s children on a plane trip from France to California, Jolie filed for divorce,” the docs read.
In February 2022, Pitt took legal action by filing a lawsuit. He alleged that Jolie’s sale of the winery was not valid because they had agreed not to sell the property without both parties’ agreement.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt tied the knot in 2014. They ended their marriage officially in 2019, and they have six children together: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox.