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Brad Pitt demand to depose Russian Oligarch denied by court in winery case

Brad Pitt filed lawsuit earlier this year against Angelina Jolie over their once jointly owned vineyard, Chateau Miraval

By Web Desk
February 04, 2023

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Brad Pitt’s request for an emergency hearing and demand to depose Russian Oligarch, who bought his ex-wife Angelina Jolie’s stake in their $164 million French winery, has been denied by the judge.

In report obtained by Radar Online, the court said, “There is no affirmative factual showing of irreparable harm. The case is not at issue.”

“No trial date has been set. Plaintiffs will not be prejudiced in any way by waiting for their scheduled hearing dates,” it added.

The Babylon star’s latest move came amid his continuous attempts to collect documents concerning the sale of Chateau Miraval from the Maleficent actor, her company and other parties involved.

As reported by the same outlet earlier, Pitt wanted the information before the hearing, which is scheduled for March, to determine if the case will continue to be fought in California.

For the unversed, Pitt filed a lawsuit earlier this year against Jolie over their once jointly owned vineyard in the south of France, Chateau Miraval.

The former flames had bought a controlling stake in the said vineyard in 2008 and decided that they would not sell their stakes without consulting each other.

However, the Eternals star sold her interests in the winery following her messy divorce from Pitt in 2016, to Russian liquor giant Stoli enraging the Fight Club actor.

In his suit, Pitt claimed that Jolie did not ask him before selling her shares to Tenute del Mondo, owned by businessman Yuri Shefler referred to in court documents as “an aggressive third-party competitor."

Jolie filed a $250 million cross-complaint via her former company, alleging that Pitt wanted to take over the company as payback for their divorce and their child-custody battle.

The legal drama between the exes went from nasty to nuclear after Jolie herself filed a cross-complaint against Pitt claiming that the actor physically abused her and her kids during their 2016 plane fight.