Brad Pitt’s lawyer denies involvement in money-swindling rip-off
Brad Pitt’s lawyer 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 extensive title, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to make five appearances at charity occasions she was as soon as organising to income his Originate It Handsome Basis housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so cessation at some level of the derive tournament planning, which began in 2018, she and the person she believed was as soon as Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in response to court docket papers obtained by the Original York Put up.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the closing minute on every occasion – and never returned the appears to be like to be like price.
She filed suit in the Texas Jap District Court earlier this Three hundred and sixty five days, however on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it was as soon as the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Originate It Handsome Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives stated of their circulation for dismissal.
“Reasonably, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears to be like (Christina’s) communications about any settlement were it appears to be like with plenty of folk unlawfully posing as – however no longer in any come affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) possess admissions, the communications she now alleges to derive had with Mr. Pitt… were if truth be told between Plaintiff and plenty of folk posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘spurious Brad Pitts’ and never in any come affiliated with the Originate It Handsome Basis.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to proceed fighting the case and gaze justice.
“We now had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing help on media,” she told the Original York Put up.
“This lawsuit is foremost for the country so I will proceed to fight Brad Pitt and Originate it Handsome Basis. I if truth be told derive 113 pages of organised discovery to toughen the costs and allegations. I wouldn’t demand this lawsuit to transfer away with out trouble.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).