Brad Pitt’s lawyer denies involvement in money-swindling scam
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 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood important person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to originate 5 appearances at charity events she became as soon as organising to be taught his Design It Appropriate Basis housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so end everywhere in the on-line occasion planning, which started in 2018, she and the person she believed became as soon as Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in step with court docket papers obtained by the Contemporary York Put up.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the final minute on every occasion – and by no formula returned the appears to be like price.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Eastern District Court earlier this twelve months, but on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had by no formula been in touch with Christina, arguing it became as soon as the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Design It Appropriate Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives said of their lope for dismissal.
“Barely, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been apparently with one or more participants unlawfully posing as – but no longer in any formula affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) bear admissions, the communications she now alleges to possess had with Mr. Pitt… had been in actual fact between Plaintiff and one or more participants posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘unfounded Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any formula affiliated with the Design It Appropriate Basis.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to continue struggling with the case and gaze justice.
“We had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing abet on media,” she urged the Contemporary York Put up.
“This lawsuit is necessary for the nation so I’ll continue to wrestle Brad Pitt and Design it Appropriate Basis. I if fact be told possess 113 pages of organised discovery to support the costs and allegations. I wouldn’t query of this lawsuit to switch away without problems.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).