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Angelina Jolie accuses Brad Pitt of financial exploitation and control

Brad Pitt supports Angelina Jolie with loans and child support post-split

By Web Desk
April 18, 2024

In the ongoing saga between former Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, new allegations have emerged regarding financial matters surrounding their protracted legal battle over Chateau Miraval, dubbed 'the war of the rosés.'

Jolie has accused her ex-husband of 'financially draining her,' citing their extensive legal dispute since their 2016 split. 

Contrary to claims of financial strain, a DailyMail.com investigation reveals that Jolie's fortunes have seen a significant boost since the dissolution of their ten-year relationship, which culminated in a two-year marriage. 

The influx of funds, totaling close to $100 million, stems from various sources including loans, child support, gifts, and notably, the sale of her 50 percent stake in Chateau Miraval - a property at the center of their legal battle.

The former couple's French estate, acquired for $60 million in 2008, has seen a remarkable appreciation in value, now estimated at a staggering $164 million, thanks in part to Pitt's efforts and investments in the business. 

Additionally, sources close to Pitt highlight Jolie's recent high-profile real estate deal, securing the lease of 57 Great Jones Street in Manhattan, previously owned by Andy Warhol and rented at $60,000 per month.

Despite Jolie's recent court filings alluding to financial hardship, the intricate financial web surrounding the couple suggests a more complex reality, where assets and investments continue to play a significant role in their ongoing legal dispute.

Her court filings depict a distressing scenario, asserting that defending herself from Pitt's lawsuit is particularly painful, alleging Pitt's relentless efforts to control and financially strain her. 

The documents also reveal Jolie's claims regarding the collapse of the Miraval deal, attributing it to Pitt's insistence on a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to conceal his alleged history of physical and emotional abuse towards Jolie and their family.

Sources familiar with the situation suggest a contentious dynamic between the former couple, with Jolie accusing Pitt of bleeding her financially, while Pitt purportedly maintains a supportive stance despite her perceived vindictiveness.

Initially, he had expressed interest in buying out Jolie's stake in Chateau Miraval to keep the winery within the family, but the deal faltered amid discord.

His accusations of Jolie breaching their purchase agreement surfaced when she sold her 50 percent stake in Chateau Miraval to Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler in 2021 without Pitt's consent. 

She contends that an earlier offer to sell to Pitt for $54 million collapsed due to his stipulations.