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 cash with talk of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood considerable particular person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to make five appearances at charity events she used to be organising to back his Invent It Pleasing Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut at some stage within the glean occasion planning, which started in 2018, she and the actual person she believed used to be Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in step with court papers purchased by the Contemporary York Put up.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the last minute on each occasion – and by no map returned the look rate.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Jap District Court earlier this yr, however on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had by no map been keen with Christina, arguing it used to be the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Invent It Pleasing Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their dart for dismissal.
“Pretty, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears to be like (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been apparently with one or more contributors unlawfully posing as – however no longer in any manner affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) hang admissions, the communications she now alleges to have had with Mr. Pitt… had been truly between Plaintiff and one or more contributors posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘counterfeit Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any manner affiliated with the Invent It Pleasing Foundation.”
In spite of the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to proceed combating the case and undercover agent justice.
“Now we had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing attend on media,” she told the Contemporary York Put up.
“This lawsuit is significant for the country so I will proceed to fight Brad Pitt and Invent it Pleasing Foundation. I even have 113 pages of organised discovery to attend the prices and allegations. I would possibly no longer inquire this lawsuit to head away with out issues.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).