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 girl out of cash with talk of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood neatly-known particular person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to develop five appearances at charity events she became once organising to help his Invent It Correct Basis housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut at some stage in the web event planning, which began in 2018, she and the particular person she believed became once Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, per courtroom papers obtained by the Recent York Post.
Alternatively, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled on the final minute each time – and by no technique returned the looks rate.
She filed suit in the Texas Eastern District Court docket earlier this year, but on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had by no technique been intelligent with Christina, arguing it became once the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Invent It Correct Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives said of their circulation for dismissal.
“Rather, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been it looks that with one or extra contributors unlawfully posing as – but now not the least bit affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) have admissions, the communications she now alleges to bear had with Mr. Pitt… had been basically between Plaintiff and one or extra contributors posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘counterfeit Brad Pitts’ and now not the least bit affiliated with the Invent It Correct Basis.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to continue struggling with the case and behold justice.
“We had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing motivate on media,” she suggested the Recent York Post.
“This lawsuit is critical for the nation so I could continue to battle Brad Pitt and Invent it Correct Basis. I no doubt bear 113 pages of organised discovery to make stronger the prices and allegations. I wouldn’t keep a matter to this lawsuit to leave easily.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).