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 lady out of cash with discuss of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood indispensable particular person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to produce five appearances at charity events she was once organising to profit his Form It Shapely Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut at some stage in the online match planning, which began in 2018, she and the actual person she believed was once Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, primarily based mostly on court docket papers got by the New York Post.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the final minute on every event – and by no manner returned the look price.
She filed swimsuit in the Texas Jap District Courtroom earlier this twelve months, nonetheless on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had by no manner been involving with Christina, arguing it was once the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Form It Shapely Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their motion for dismissal.
“Barely, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it looks (Christina’s) communications about any settlement were it sounds as if with a lot of folks unlawfully posing as – nonetheless now not whatsoever affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) hold admissions, the communications she now alleges to be pleased had with Mr. Pitt… were in fact between Plaintiff and a lot of folks posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘untrue Brad Pitts’ and never whatsoever affiliated with the Form It Shapely Foundation.”
Without reference to the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to proceed combating the case and witness justice.
“We had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing lend a hand on media,” she told the New York Post.
“This lawsuit is significant for the country so I will proceed to combat Brad Pitt and Form it Shapely Foundation. I be pleased 113 pages of organised discovery to toughen the funds and allegations. I’d now not query of this lawsuit to head away without problems.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).