Brad Pitt’s attorney denies involvement in money-swindling rip-off
Brad Pitt’s attorney has distanced the Oscar winner from allegations suggesting he scammed a Texas lady out of money with talk of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood star, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to procure five appearances at charity events she was once organising to merit his Make It Apt Basis housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut one day of the online event planning, which started in 2018, she and the actual person she believed was once Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, per court docket papers bought by the Fresh York Put up.
However, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled on the final minute every time – and never returned the appears to be payment.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Jap District Court earlier this year, but on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it was once the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Make It Apt Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their motion for dismissal.
“Pretty, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears (Christina’s) communications about any settlement were curiously with one or extra people unlawfully posing as – but now not in any formula affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) accept as true with admissions, the communications she now alleges to enjoy had with Mr. Pitt… were in actuality between Plaintiff and one or extra people posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘false Brad Pitts’ and never in any formula affiliated with the Make It Apt Basis.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to proceed combating the case and watch justice.
“Now we were litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing wait on on media,” she knowledgeable the Fresh York Put up.
“This lawsuit is fundamental for the nation so I am going to proceed to fight Brad Pitt and Make it Apt Basis. I in actuality enjoy 113 pages of organised discovery to toughen the bills and allegations. I’d now not ask this lawsuit to recede with out complications.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).