Brad Pitt’s licensed professional denies involvement in money-swindling scam
Brad Pitt’s licensed professional 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 neatly-known particular person, claiming she paid $40,000 (£31,000) for the actor to accumulate five appearances at charity events she changed into as soon as organising to earnings his Build It Gorgeous Foundation housing charity.
The healthcare boss alleges the pair grew so shut within the course of the accumulate event planning, which began in 2018, she and the actual person she believed changed into as soon as Pitt had even had “discussions of marriage”, primarily primarily based on court papers obtained by the Contemporary York Put up.
Nonetheless, she alleges ‘Pitt’ cancelled at the final minute on every occasion – and never returned the seems to be like fee.
She filed swimsuit within the Texas Eastern District Court earlier this yr, but on Wednesday, lawyers for Pitt insisted he had never been in contact with Christina, arguing it changed into as soon as the work of cyber scammers.
“Neither the Build It Gorgeous Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” his representatives stated of their circulate for dismissal.
“Pretty, as (Christina) herself has acknowledged, it seems (Christina’s) communications about any agreement were it sounds as if with one or more folk unlawfully posing as – but no longer in any ability affiliated with – defendants online.
“By (Christina’s) have admissions, the communications she now alleges to occupy had with Mr. Pitt… were in actuality between Plaintiff and one or more folk posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘mistaken Brad Pitts’ and no longer in any ability affiliated with the Build It Gorgeous Foundation.”
Despite the denial from Pitt’s crew, Christina is planning to continue combating the case and gape justice.
“We have been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing abet on media,” she instructed the Contemporary York Put up.
“This lawsuit is the biggest for the country so I will continue to strive towards Brad Pitt and Build it Gorgeous Foundation. I occupy 113 pages of organised discovery to enhance the costs and allegations. I would no longer are awaiting this lawsuit to leave with out whisper.”
Christina is suing Pitt for $100,000 (£78,000).