Brad Pitt’s attorney denies involvement in cash-swindling scam
Brad Pitt’s attorney has distanced the Oscar winner from allegations suggesting he scammed a Texas girl out of cash with talk of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood big title, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to kill five appearances at charity occasions she used to be organising to serve his Make It Beautiful Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut throughout the internet occasion planning, which started in 2018, she and the particular person she believed used to be Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, primarily based completely mostly on court docket papers obtained by the Recent York Put up.
On the other hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the final minute on every occasion – and never returned the looks charge.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Eastern District Court docket earlier this year, nonetheless on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had never been eager with Christina, arguing it used to be the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Make It Beautiful Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their motion for dismissal.
“Reasonably, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it looks (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been it sounds as if with one or extra individuals unlawfully posing as – nonetheless no longer in any manner affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) agree with admissions, the communications she now alleges to secure had with Mr. Pitt… had been in actuality between Plaintiff and one or extra individuals posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘unfounded Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any manner affiliated with the Make It Beautiful Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to proceed combating the case and stumble on justice.
“We had been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media,” she informed the Recent York Put up.
“This lawsuit is needed for the country so I may proceed to fight Brad Pitt and Make it Beautiful Foundation. I in actuality secure 113 pages of organised discovery to pork up the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t save aside a query to this lawsuit to move away without considerations.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).