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Brad Pitt ‘launches new legal suit against Angelina Jolie about their French vineyard’

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt  (AP)
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (AP)

Brad Pitt has reportedly brought a new lawsuit against estranged wife Angelina Jolie concerning the couple’s French vineyard.

According to DailyMail.com, new court papers accuse Jolie of trying to remove Pitt from a deal to sell her shares in the former couple’s French property and vineyard, Chateau Miraval.

The website says the court papers were filed in Luxembourg on Tuesday in regard to the property in Correns, France.

It says the lawsuit suggests Miraval is owned by Quimicum - which both Pitt and Jolie have a 50 per cent take in through their companies Mondo Bongo and Nouvel respectively.

The suit reportedly alleges that Jolie is attempting to flog her 50 per cent stake while circumventing Pitt’s right of first refusal. It allegedly claims she is attempting to profit from the “incredible amount of work, time and money” invested by Pitt and his business partners.

The papers alleged say: “We understand that behind this systematic obstruction, the real purpose of Nouvel and its shareholder [Jolie] is to sell its stake in Chateau Miraval SA in a way that would circumvent Mondo Bongo’s right of first refusal (as provided in Quimicum’s articles of approval), taking, as a result, a capital gain raised thanks to Mondo Bongo’s investment and to which Nouvel did not contribute.”

The representatives of both Pitt and Jolie have been contacted for comment.

The actress filed for divorce in 2016 and the former Hollywood golden couple, who share six children, have been wrangling in legal proceedings concerning their separation in California largely shielded from public view.

In 2016, Jolie sought a divorce days after a disagreement broke out on a private flight ferrying the actors and their children from France to Los Angeles.

Pitt, 57, was accused of being abusive toward his then-15-year-old son Maddox during the flight, but investigations by child welfare officials and the FBI were closed with no charges being filed.

Earlier this month, Jolie claimed she feared for the safety of her children during her marriage.

Jolie, 46, made the allegation in an interview with The Guardian promoting her new book, Know Your Rights And Claim Them, which aims to equip children with the knowledge to challenge injustices.

Asked whether she feared for the safety of her own children, she replied: “Yes, for my family. My whole family.”

Jolie described the divorce and custody proceedings as “horrific”.

She added: “It doesn’t start with the violation (the plane incident). It’s so much more complicated than that.”

Jolie admitted she could not talk in more detail because of her “legal situation” but the newspaper reported she nodded to confirm she was referencing the divorce and allegations she made against her Pitt.

Pitt has always denied being physically abusive towards his children. He has admitted to having alcohol issues around the time of the couple’s separation and to have shouted at one of children in relation to the reported plane incident in 2016.

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