Brad Pitt’s attorney denies involvement in cash-swindling rip-off
Brad Pitt’s attorney has distanced the Oscar winner from allegations suggesting he scammed a Texas lady out of cash with talk of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood enormous name, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to develop five appearances at charity events she turned into organising to encourage his Create It Upright Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so conclude at some stage within the on-line match planning, which began in 2018, she and the person she believed turned into Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in preserving with court papers obtained by the New York Post.
On the other hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the closing minute on each and each occasion – and never returned the look rate.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Japanese District Court docket earlier this yr, nonetheless on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it turned into the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Create It Upright Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives said in their motion for dismissal.
“Relatively, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears (Christina’s) communications about any settlement had been apparently with plenty of people unlawfully posing as – nonetheless no longer in any appreciate affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) possess admissions, the communications she now alleges to accept as true with had with Mr. Pitt… had been truly between Plaintiff and plenty of people posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘fraudulent Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any appreciate affiliated with the Create It Upright Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to continue fighting the case and look justice.
“Now we were litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing wait on on media,” she told the New York Post.
“This lawsuit is mandatory for the nation so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Create it Upright Foundation. I even accept as true with 113 pages of organised discovery to augment the bills and allegations. I’d no longer request this lawsuit to dash away with out problems.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).