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 focus on of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood neatly-known particular person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to form five appearances at charity events she became organising to income his Ruin It Stunning Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut for the length of the on-line event planning, which started in 2018, she and the actual person she believed became Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, based fully on court papers bought by the Contemporary York Post.
On the opposite hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the remaining minute on every event – and by no technique returned the appearance price.
She filed swimsuit in the Texas Eastern District Court docket earlier this year, but on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had by no technique been inspiring with Christina, arguing it became the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Ruin It Stunning Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives mentioned of their inch for dismissal.
“Reasonably, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears to be like (Christina’s) communications about any settlement had been it sounds as if with one or more participants unlawfully posing as – but not in any capacity affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) have admissions, the communications she now alleges to construct up had with Mr. Pitt… had been no doubt between Plaintiff and one or more participants posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘deceptive Brad Pitts’ and not in any capacity affiliated with the Ruin It Stunning Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to continue combating the case and look justice.
“We now had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing aid on media,” she told the Contemporary York Post.
“This lawsuit is severe for the country so I’ll continue to battle Brad Pitt and Ruin it Stunning Foundation. I no doubt accumulate 113 pages of organised discovery to make stronger the costs and allegations. I’d not quiz this lawsuit to switch away with out complications.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).