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 focus on of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood huge title, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to form five appearances at charity occasions she became once organising to earnings his Originate It Elegant Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut all by means of the rep match planning, which began in 2018, she and the actual person she believed became once Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in step with court docket papers purchased by the Recent York Put up.
On the alternative hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled on the final minute on every event – and by no methodology returned the appearance payment.
She filed suit in the Texas Jap District Court earlier this year, but on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had by no methodology been in contact with Christina, arguing it became once the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Originate It Elegant Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their motion for dismissal.
“Moderately, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears to be like (Christina’s) communications about any agreement were it appears to be like with one or extra folk unlawfully posing as – but no longer in any manner affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) own admissions, the communications she now alleges to appreciate had with Mr. Pitt… were if truth be told between Plaintiff and one or extra folk posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘false Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any manner affiliated with the Originate It Elegant Foundation.”
No topic the denial from Pitt’s team, Christina is planning to proceed battling the case and learn about justice.
“We now appreciate got been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing again on media,” she suggested the Recent York Put up.
“This lawsuit is important for the nation so I will proceed to combat Brad Pitt and Originate it Elegant Foundation. I appreciate 113 pages of organised discovery to give a enhance to the charges and allegations. I would no longer quiz this lawsuit to poke away without wretchedness.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).