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 talk 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 beget five appearances at charity events she became as soon as organising to advantage his Originate It Correct Basis housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so conclude at some level of the salvage occasion planning, which began in 2018, she and the person she believed became as soon as Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, per court docket papers received by the Unusual York Put up.
On the opposite hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the leisure minute on every occasion – and never returned the looks price.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Eastern District Court docket earlier this year, nevertheless on Wednesday, attorneys for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it became as soon as the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Originate It Correct Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an settlement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their skedaddle for dismissal.
“Quite, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it looks (Christina’s) communications about any settlement were it looks with one or more folks unlawfully posing as – nevertheless no longer in any means affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) occupy admissions, the communications she now alleges to possess had with Mr. Pitt… were indubitably between Plaintiff and one or more folks posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘unsuitable Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any means affiliated with the Originate It Correct Basis.”
Whatever the denial from Pitt’s personnel, Christina is planning to continue combating the case and peep justice.
“We were litigating since March 2020 and I’m pushing succor on media,” she suggested the Unusual York Put up.
“This lawsuit is principal for the nation so I am going to continue to wrestle Brad Pitt and Originate it Correct Basis. I in fact possess 113 pages of organised discovery to beef up the costs and allegations. I would no longer seek data from this lawsuit to leave without complications.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).