Brad Pitt’s attorney denies involvement in money-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 star, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to derive 5 appearances at charity events she became once organising to profit his Bag It Approved Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so discontinuance at some level of the internet occasion planning, which started in 2018, she and the particular person she believed became once Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, according to court docket papers bought by the New York Post.
Alternatively, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the closing minute on every occasion – and by no come returned the look payment.
She filed suit within the Texas Eastern District Court docket earlier this year, but on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had by no come been in touch with Christina, arguing it became once the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Bag It Approved Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged in their movement for dismissal.
“Reasonably, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it looks (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been curiously with plenty of folk unlawfully posing as – but no longer in any appreciate affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) bask in admissions, the communications she now alleges to have had with Mr. Pitt… had been genuinely between Plaintiff and plenty of folk posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘unsuitable Brad Pitts’ and never in any appreciate affiliated with the Bag It Approved Foundation.”
No subject the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to continue fighting the case and fetch out about justice.
“We were litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing succor on media,” she instructed the New York Post.
“This lawsuit is main for the country so I will continue to strive in opposition to Brad Pitt and Bag it Approved Foundation. I genuinely have 113 pages of organised discovery to enhance the costs and allegations. I’d no longer inquire this lawsuit to sprint away simply.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).