Brad Pitt’s tiff along with his Russian enterprise rival has considerably intensified because the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star accused him of ‘bullying’ as they battled it out over the Oscar-winner’s winery. The 60-year-old Hollywood star is caught in a combat with vodka tycoon Yuri Shefler over the Chateau Miraval, the South of France winery beforehand collectively owned by Pitt along with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.
The former Hollywood couple purchased the property in 2008 for $28.4 million. The French villa wasn’t a mere household retreat for them; it was additionally their marriage ceremony venue in 2014. However, the grand 1,300-acre property has now ensued a authorized battle between Brad Pitt and Yuri Shefler, who’s recognised for his premium Russian vodka Stoli.
Why this combat between Brad Pitt and Russian tycoon Yuri Shefler started
The US Sun reported that Pitt is making an attempt to reverse Angelina Jolie’s actions that led to her $64 million share sale to Shefler. Her funding agency, Nouvel, had helped facilitate the transaction. Pitt is now up in opposition to Shefler on this authorized battle for ‘secretly’ shopping for Nouvel, main him to announce their ‘partnership’.
The claims have been filed by Pitt’s authorized crew on the Los Angeles Superior Court earlier this month.
When the 60-year-old Hollywood icon rebelled in opposition to cooperating with Shefler, the Russian businessman “finally threatened” him. The unique authorized paperwork obtained by the media outlet state that Shefler had been repeatedly bullying Pitt “into going alongside”. It additionally provides that since Shefler acquired Nouvel, he has advised assembly with Pitt to “focus on the way in which ahead”.
While there have been instances when Shefler expressed his need to work with Brad, on different events, he outrightly ‘threatened’ Pitt.
Earlier this month, Brad Pitt scored a win in opposition to Angelina Jolie within the ongoing authorized feud relating to the French vineyard. However, it appears he is nonetheless faring in deep water to imagine absolute management over the winery that was as soon as a logo of their ‘partnership’. Pitt sued her in February 2022 when she offered her 50% stake within the property to Nouvel.
Months later, the enterprise group filed a cross-complaint in opposition to the actor, in search of $350 million in damages. Now, Pitt’s legal professionals declare that Shefler has his eyes locked on the star’s celeb standing as he hopes to revenue from him.
The new authorized paperwork additionally element a earlier interplay between Pitt and Shefler. The papers state the latter’s warning: “…if Pitt did not bend to his desires, Shefler would ‘be protecting his interest and would not hesitate to take that process until the very end.’” The escalating feud has additionally had Shefler calling Pitt out as a non-winemaker whereas he makes an attempt a “hostile takeover” of the winery.