Jolie has won a court battle over the Chateau Miraval vineyard between Angelina Jolie and her ex-husband Brad Pitt. Although the original drama involved determining ownership between her actresses, Angelina unexpectedly sold her 50% stake to Russian tycoon Yuri Shefler, who owns Russian vodka Stolichnaya (also known as Stoli). Other lawsuits have been brought as a result of the sale in numerous countries, including one in which Brad himself accused actress Lara Croft: Tom Raider of acting unwittingly.
According to Page Six, 58-year-old Brad and his company Mondo Bongo and his business managers all received subpoenas from Angelina’s legal team on Friday, July 22. If there is a request for a letter or record, a Los Angeles judge ruled that Brad and his partner should hand over the documents to Angelina’s team. The judge decided that Brad and his legal team couldn’t wait for an appeal decision to be made, and that even if they wanted to appeal, everything should be made public. HollywoodLife reached out to Brad’s agent for a response.
In 2008, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the winery.
For $28.4 million, the couple acquired a world-class rosé-producing winery in 2008. They later went there in 2014 with their children Maddox (21), Zahara (17), Pax (18), Shiloh (16), twins Vivienne and Knox (14) and other family members.
According to documents obtained by HollywoodLife, Brad accused her former Oscar-winning ex-husband of “harming” her after selling 50% of her stake. Specifically, the present value of the winery is $167 million. Previous records revealed that Jolie entered into the alleged transaction without Pitt’s knowledge in violation of the right of consent owed by Pitt to him and the first right of objection owed by her legal entity to him.
According to reports, she sold her stake after learning that Shefler and his colleagues were attempting to acquire a company in which Pitt had invested and undermining Pitt’s stake in Miraval.
The couple’s ongoing separation, which began in 2016, has made the winery the subject of controversy. The two married in 2015, but started dating in 2005.