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Angelina Jolie Challenges Brad Pitt’s ‘Abusive’ NDA in $500 Million Winery Face-Off

The once-powerful Hollywood couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, are locked in a bitter legal battle over their co-owned French winery, Château Miraval. The estimated $500 million estate has become a focal point of contention, with the latest dispute hinging on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs).

Jolie’s legal team is contesting a recent motion filed by Pitt’s lawyers. This motion demands that Jolie disclose all NDAs she has entered into with any third party, not those related to Miraval. Jolie’s lawyers vehemently oppose this request, calling it “expensive,” “wasteful,” “unreasonable,” and even “abusive.”

NDA Dispute at the Heart of the Conflict

Instagram | the.brad.pitt | The disagreement centers on Pitt’s reported NDA request from Jolie during negotiations over her stake in Miraval.

The core of the disagreement lies in the NDA Pitt reportedly requested from Jolie during negotiations over the sale of her stake in Miraval. Jolie alleges that this NDA was broad and aimed at silencing her from speaking about past accusations of abuse against Pitt and their children. These accusations involve a physical altercation that allegedly occurred on a 2016 private plane flight from France to California.

Jolie has steadfastly maintained that the unfair NDA was the primary reason the Miraval sale deal fell through. She sold her shares to a subsidiary of Stoli Group, a move that Pitt has challenged in court.

Pitt’s Team Seeks Leverage Through Past NDAs

In an attempt to gain leverage, Pitt’s legal team is now seeking access to Jolie’s past NDAs. Their argument hinges on the notion that if Jolie had before agreed to NDAs with other parties, then her objections to Pitt’s NDA about Miraval wouldn’t hold weight.

They believe this information could help them disprove Jolie’s claims that Pitt’s NDA request was the sole reason the sale collapsed.

Jolie’s Lawyers Fight Back

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Instagram | angelina_jolie.fans_ | Jolie’s legal team disputes Pitt’s request, citing invasion of privacy for Jolie and others involved in her past NDAs.

Jolie’s legal team refutes this argument. They contend that Pitt’s request is not only an invasion of privacy for Jolie but also for the other parties involved in her past NDAs. These NDAs likely include movie studios, brands, and even personal staff members.

Disclosing these agreements could reveal details about Jolie’s compensation and the compensation of others involved. Furthermore, Jolie’s lawyers argue that these past NDAs are irrelevant to the specific issue at hand, which is the sale of Miraval.

A Heated Battle with Underlying Tensions

people | Instagram | The legal battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reaches beyond the winery.

Instagram | people | The legal battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reaches beyond the winery.

The ongoing legal battle between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt extends far beyond the winery itself. The NDA dispute highlights the complexities and emotional weight often associated with domestic violence cases. Jolie’s lawyers allege that Pitt’s attempt to unearth past NDAs is a tactic to downplay the seriousness of the abuse allegations and silence her.

A Look Ahead – May Hearing and Potential Trial

A court hearing on the NDA dispute is scheduled for May 16th, 2024. A full trial on the broader winery ownership issues is not expected this year. This ongoing saga sheds light on the challenges of disentangling personal and financial ties after a high-profile celebrity divorce.

With both sides entrenched in their positions, it remains to be seen how the NDA dispute will be resolved and how it will impact the ownership of Château Miraval.

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