'Vindictive' Angelina Jolie Unloads 50% Stake In French Winery She Shared With Ex-Husband Brad Pitt After Being Accused Of Cutting Him Out Of Deal In Lawsuit
Angelina Jolie is officially out of business with her ex-husband Brad Pitt after selling off her 50% stake in their lucrative wine business.
Weeks after being slapped with a lawsuit from her Academy Award-winning ex, Jolie said sayonara to their $164 million Château Miraval winery.
The 46-year-old Maleficent actress sold her shares to Tenute del Mondo, whose iconic vinos include Masseto, Ornellaia, Luce, and CastelGiocondo.
The company is also part of the Stoli Group, which represents some of the largest luxury spirits and wines in the world.
Jolie's bold decision comes just one month after Pitt claimed she was trying to cheat him out of the deal.
In turn, he sued his ex-wife. They were equal shareholders of the winery, and Pitt alleged she was trying to bypass his right of first refusal.
Pitt claimed Jolie was attempting to profit off the "incredible amount of work, time and money" he and his business partners put in to grow the recognizable brand.
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At the time, a source told Daily Mail, "Angelina's actions towards Brad are consistently vindictive," adding, "it's another example of this person trying to circumvent the rules and avoid their obligations."
Not only is Château Miraval the exes' one-time venture together, but it's also where they tied the knot.
Jolie and Pitt have been going head-to-head over the winery since July when the actress asked a judge to lift a restraining order on the transfer of their assets so she can offload her shares to a potential buyer.
According to Jolie, she did offer to sell her portion of the property and company to Pitt.
In the end, Jolie came out victorious with a press release about the sale going wide on Tuesday.
"We have long admired Miraval's exceptional wines and brand. We are truly honored to do our part to uphold the integrity and commitment, as well as invest the time and passion, evidenced in both the Chateau and the Miraval brand," commented Damian McKinney, Global CEO of Stoli Group. "We are thrilled to have a position alongside Brad Pitt as curators of their extraordinary vintages."
Pitt has remained silent on the matter.