While the original drama was around determining ownership among the players, Angelina unexpectedly sold her 50% part to Russian Ogliarch Yuri Shefler, who owns Russian vodka Stolichnaya (also known as Stoli). The sale sparked a slew of lawsuits from around the world, including one from Brad himself, who sued the Lara Croft: Tom Raider actor, saying he had no clue she was doing so.
According to Page Six, Angelina’s legal team has now subpoenaed records from Brad, 58, as well as his firm Mondo Bongo and his business manager, on Friday, July 22. A judge in Los Angeles has ordered Brad and his partners to turn over records to Angelina’s team, despite Brad’s legal team demanding that the courts dismiss Angelina and her team’s request for any correspondence and files.
Even if Brad and his legal team wanted to appeal, the court ordered that they couldn’t wait until that decision was reached and that everything had to be given over. The pair paid $28.4 million for the vineyard, which is recognised for its world-class rosé, in 2008. They later married on the vast property in 2014, in front of their children Maddox, 21, Zahara, 17, Pax, 18, Shiloh, 16, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 14.
According to documents acquired by HollywoodLife, Brad previously accused his Oscar-winning ex of “inflicting injury” on him when she sold her 50 per cent stake. The winery is now valued at $167 million. “Jolie consummated the purported sale without Pitt’s knowledge, denying Pitt the consent right she owed him and the right of the first refusal her business entity owed his,” according to previous records.
“She sold her interest with the knowledge and intention that Shefler and his affiliates would seek to control the business to which Pitt had devoted himself and to undermine Pitt’s investment in Miraval.” The winery has been a source of dispute in the couple’s ongoing divorce since 2016. Although they married in 2015, the couple originally met romantically in 2005.