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 girl out of money with enlighten of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood star, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to make five appearances at charity occasions she became as soon as organising to back his Fabricate It Factual Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut all the blueprint in which through the web event planning, which began in 2018, she and the actual person she believed became as soon as Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in line with court papers bought by the New York Put up.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the leisure minute on each and every event – and below no cases returned the look rate.
She filed trek neatly with in the Texas Jap District Courtroom earlier this yr, but on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had below no cases been in contact with Christina, arguing it became as soon as the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Fabricate It Factual Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged in their motion for dismissal.
“Somewhat, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears to be like (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been it appears to be like with one or more contributors unlawfully posing as – but not whatsoever affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) maintain admissions, the communications she now alleges to possess had with Mr. Pitt… had been of path between Plaintiff and one or more contributors posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘fraudulent Brad Pitts’ and never whatsoever affiliated with the Fabricate It Factual Foundation.”
No topic the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to proceed struggling with the case and scrutinize justice.
“Now we possess been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing reduction on media,” she urged the New York Put up.
“This lawsuit is mandatory for the country so I will proceed to fight Brad Pitt and Fabricate it Factual Foundation. I even possess 113 pages of organised discovery to present a catch to the funds and allegations. I’d not demand this lawsuit to fade with out difficulty.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).