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 cash with focus on of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to kind 5 appearances at charity occasions she became as soon as organising to income his Carry out It Right Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut for the length of the catch match planning, which began in 2018, she and the person she believed became as soon as Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, basically based on court docket papers bought by the Unique York Post.
On the opposite hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled on the final minute on every occasion – and never returned the look charge.
She filed suit within the Texas Eastern District Court docket earlier this 365 days, nonetheless on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it became as soon as the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Carry out It Right Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their motion for dismissal.
“Somewhat, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it seems (Christina’s) communications about any settlement had been plainly with one or extra other folks unlawfully posing as – nonetheless no longer in any attain affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) possess admissions, the communications she now alleges to believe had with Mr. Pitt… had been after all between Plaintiff and one or extra other folks posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘false Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any attain affiliated with the Carry out It Right Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to continue struggling with the case and leer justice.
“We believe now been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing encourage on media,” she told the Unique York Post.
“This lawsuit is important for the country so I will continue to wrestle Brad Pitt and Carry out it Right Foundation. I after all believe 113 pages of organised discovery to reinforce the costs and allegations. I would no longer demand this lawsuit to head away simply.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).