Brad Pitt’s lawyer denies involvement in cash-swindling scam
Brad Pitt’s lawyer has distanced the Oscar winner from allegations suggesting he scammed a Texas lady out of cash with focus on of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood neatly-known person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to tag five appearances at charity events she used to be organising to serve his Gain It Staunch Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut within the midst of the get occasion planning, which started in 2018, she and the person she believed used to be Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in accordance to court papers obtained by the Recent York Put up.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the final minute on every occasion – and under no circumstances returned the appears to be payment.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Jap District Court docket earlier this Twelve months, nonetheless on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had under no circumstances been in contact with Christina, arguing it used to be the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Gain It Staunch Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged in their slump for dismissal.
“Rather, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears (Christina’s) communications about any settlement were curiously with one or extra individuals unlawfully posing as – nonetheless not whatsoever affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) possess admissions, the communications she now alleges to indulge in had with Mr. Pitt… were in fact between Plaintiff and one or extra individuals posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘counterfeit Brad Pitts’ and never whatsoever affiliated with the Gain It Staunch Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to proceed combating the case and survey justice.
“We were litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media,” she urged the Recent York Put up.
“This lawsuit is wanted for the country so I will proceed to warfare Brad Pitt and Gain it Staunch Foundation. I in fact indulge in 113 pages of organised discovery to toughen the prices and allegations. I’d not search recordsdata from this lawsuit to sail away with out insist.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).