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 woman out of money with scream of marriage.
Kelli Christina is suing the As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood indispensable particular person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to fabricate 5 appearances at charity events she become as soon as organising to relief his Salvage It Correct Basis housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut correct during the receive match planning, which began in 2018, she and the particular person she believed become as soon as Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, basically based mostly mostly on court papers received by the New York Submit.
Alternatively, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled on the closing minute on each and each event – and never returned the appearance price.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Jap District Court earlier this year, but on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it become as soon as the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Salvage It Correct Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives said in their sprint for dismissal.
“Pretty, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears (Christina’s) communications about any settlement had been it appears with one or more folks unlawfully posing as – but now not in any draw affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) own admissions, the communications she now alleges to dangle had with Mr. Pitt… had been truly between Plaintiff and one or more folks posing as, in Plaintiff’s phrases, ‘spurious Brad Pitts’ and now not in any draw affiliated with the Salvage It Correct Basis.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to continue combating the case and glance justice.
“Now we had been litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing support on media,” she instructed the New York Submit.
“This lawsuit is needed for the nation so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Salvage it Correct Basis. I even dangle 113 pages of organised discovery to make stronger the prices and allegations. I’d now not demand this lawsuit to head away without considerations.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).