(CNN) Brad Pitt is not backing down in his legal battle against ex-wife Angelina Jolie. This time, they had a dispute over a French vineyard they once owned together.
In new legal documents filed Thursday by Pitt’s lawyers and obtained by CNN, the actor called Jolie’s 2021 Chateau Miraval stake “retaliation” following an “adverse custody ruling” (including the children).
“His decision to end negotiations with Pitt was deliberate and pretextual,” the documents state. “As shown in the investigation, Jolie’s actions were illegal, intentionally harmed Pitt and unjustly enriched herself.”
CNN has reached out to Jolie’s representative for comment.
Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt in 2016. They were declared legally divorced in 2019, but the joint custody agreement for their minor children is yet to be finalized.
Jolie sold her stake in Miraval in October 2021 to Tenute Del Manto, a subsidiary of the Stoli Group controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Scheffler.
Pitt filed his first lawsuit over that sale in 2022, calling it “illegal” because, according to him, the two agreed when they bought Chateau Miraval that neither would sell without the other’s consent.
Jolie filed a countersuit, alleging that no such agreement existed and that she sold the vineyard share to gain “financial independence” from Pitt and “some form of peace to close this deeply painful and traumatic chapter.” Her life and the lives of others.” their children”.
The former couple bought the estate and vineyard in the south of France in 2008.