Angelina Jolie has reportedly been accused of “systematic obstruction” in a new lawsuit allegedly brought against her on behalf of her ex-husband, Brad Pitt.
The A-list star has also been blasted as “vindictive” by a source close to the proceedings, claims the Daily Mail.
According to the Mail’s new court papers, Jolie’s company is alleged to have tried to sell her 50% share in the property and winery of the divorcing couple in France. Pitt also accused Jolie of violating Pitt’s right to first refusal and the profit from the brand.
They own the Chateau Miraval in Correns France, which is now worth $164m.
The Chateau and the estate of 1,000 acres, located near Aix-en-Provence used to be Angelina and Brad’s romantic getaway.
The celebrity pair even got married in a private ceremony at the lavish property back in 2004.
On Tuesday, Luxembourg filed the papers to sue for the Correns property.
According to the Daily Mail Quimicum now owns Miraval – a company Brad initially owned a 60% share through Mondo Bongo. Angelina, however, holds 40% through Nouvel.
Brad transferred ten per cent of Mondo Bongo’s shares over to Jolie’s company three years before the couple divorced. It made them 50/50 participants in Quimicum.
However, the lawsuit claims that Jolie has been trying to sell her shares and block her ex-husband’s profit from the “incredible amount of work, time and money,” invested in the brand by Pitt and his business partners.
The lawsuit alleges that the ten percent transfer doesn’t stand as the shares were not sold for a “serious” amount as the Luxembourg law requires, having been sold for just one Euro.
The lawsuit values the huge asset at $140million Euros. This is approximately $164 million.
The suit claims: “It is worth mentioning that, for the last four years, Nouvel [Jolie’s company] did not act in the best interest of Quimicum by systematically delaying the approval of the annual accounts and the renewal of the manager,”
“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”.
A source close to the court proceedings told the Mail: “Angelina’s actions towards Brad are consistently vindictive.
“It’s another example of this person trying to circumvent the rules and avoid their obligations.”
Brad and Angelina split in August 2016 when Jolie filed for divorce – citing “irreconcilable differences” on the papers.
She also requested primary custody of their six children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15 and twins Vivienne and Nox, 12.
Pitt won joint custody of his kids earlier this year after a bitter court battle with his ex-wife.
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