Angelina Jolie has slammed Brad Pitt’s claim of building their French wine business. The “Maleficent” actress was reported to have had her attorneys file court papers wherein they called her former husband’s statement “ludicrous.”
Revealing the news was Page Six that stated the 48-year-old actress had her attorneys file the papers about her and the 59-year-old actor’s French winery on Monday, July 10. In the papers obtained by the outlet, his claim that he “built” the business was called “ludicrous.”
In the files, the reasoning behind calling Brad’s claim “ludicrous” read, “Pitt is an actor, not a winemaker. He deals in illusions, not dirt and grapes.” The papers went on to read, “During the years that he allegedly built the business, he filmed and appeared in dozens of movies.”
“Not to mention making countless promotional appearances, jetting-setting [sic] around the world for movie premieres, and attending Hollywood parties,” the papers continued. “While he no doubt visited the vineyards to admire the work of the French laborers who actually made the business successful, Pitt is no vigneron.”
In addition, in a lawsuit filed by Angelina’s former company Nouvel, obtained by the Financial Times, it was claimed that Brad had “looted” the winery and been involved in “blatant money grab” by spending millions of dollars for several vanity projects. Two of the projects mentioned in the files were building a recording studio and renovating a swimming pool.
Another claim written in the files showed Brad’s reaction to Angelina selling her share in the company was compared to the behavior of a “petulant child.” Aside from his behavior, Brad was accused by Angelina’s attorneys of owing her holding company money as much as $350 million.
Brad himself has shared his interests in doing activities in the vineyard. In a June 2014 interview with Wine Spectator, he stated, “I’m a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October.”
“Are we picking today? Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain? It’s been a schooling for me,” Brad continued. On what he did during the off-months after the harvest, he spilled, “I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”