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 As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood valuable person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to form five appearances at charity events she modified into organising to earnings his Produce It Staunch Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut within the future of the internet occasion planning, which started in 2018, she and the person she believed modified into Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in accordance with court papers got by the Contemporary York Publish.
On the different hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the closing minute on every occasion – and never returned the looks to be to be like price.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Japanese District Court docket earlier this twelve months, however on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it modified into the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Produce It Staunch Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their motion for dismissal.
“Fairly, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it looks to be (Christina’s) communications about any agreement were it sounds as if with one or more contributors unlawfully posing as – however no longer in any design affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) like admissions, the communications she now alleges to love had with Mr. Pitt… were in actuality between Plaintiff and one or more contributors posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘counterfeit Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any design affiliated with the Produce It Staunch Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s group, Christina is planning to proceed combating the case and peep justice.
“We were litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing wait on on media,” she instructed the Contemporary York Publish.
“This lawsuit is wanted for the country so I would possibly proceed to fight Brad Pitt and Produce it Staunch Foundation. I in actuality like 113 pages of organised discovery to toughen the costs and allegations. I’d no longer quiz this lawsuit to switch away easily.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).