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 discuss of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood star, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to make 5 appearances at charity events she develop into organising to earnings his Accomplish It True Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut throughout the on-line match planning, which began in 2018, she and the particular person she believed develop into Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in step with court docket papers received by the Sleek York Put up.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled on the closing minute on every event – and never returned the appearance fee.
She filed plug smartly with in the Texas Eastern District Court docket earlier this 300 and sixty five days, but on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had never been fervent with Christina, arguing it develop into the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Accomplish It True Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives talked about in their fade for dismissal.
“Slightly, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been it sounds as if with one or extra folks unlawfully posing as – but no longer in any capability affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) agree with admissions, the communications she now alleges to comprise had with Mr. Pitt… had been in actual fact between Plaintiff and one or extra folks posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘false Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any capability affiliated with the Accomplish It True Foundation.”
No topic the denial from Pitt’s personnel, Christina is planning to continue combating the case and see justice.
“Now we had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing support on media,” she told the Sleek York Put up.
“This lawsuit is mandatory for the nation so I will continue to combat Brad Pitt and Accomplish it True Foundation. I in actual fact comprise 113 pages of organised discovery to red meat up the charges and allegations. I’d no longer ask of this lawsuit to go without considerations.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).