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 significant person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to designate five appearances at charity occasions she become organising to profit his Attach It Honest Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so stop in the end of the earn match planning, which started in 2018, she and the person she believed become Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, in accordance with court papers obtained by the Unusual York Post.
On the assorted hand, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the last minute on each and every occasion – and never returned the looks to be payment.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Japanese District Court docket earlier this twelve months, but on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had never been eager with Christina, arguing it become the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Attach It Honest Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives acknowledged of their stream for dismissal.
“Reasonably, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it appears to be like (Christina’s) communications about any agreement had been it sounds as if with a couple of individuals unlawfully posing as – but now not in any capacity affiliated with – defendants on-line.
“By (Christina’s) delight in admissions, the communications she now alleges to have had with Mr. Pitt… had been truly between Plaintiff and a couple of individuals posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘spurious Brad Pitts’ and now not in any capacity affiliated with the Attach It Honest Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to proceed fighting the case and glimpse justice.
“We had been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing abet on media,” she told the Unusual York Post.
“This lawsuit is crucial for the country so I will proceed to fight Brad Pitt and Attach it Honest Foundation. I’ve 113 pages of organised discovery to enhance the costs and allegations. I’d now not ask this lawsuit to plod away without issues.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).