Angelina Jolie files new court docs in hopes of offloading her stake in French winery business with ex Brad Pitt
- Jolie wants the court to lift a temporary freeze on the sale of the exes’ joint assets
- She is looking to sell her stake in their French winery Chateau Miraval
- Jolie says she reached out to Pitt’s legal team in hopes of avoiding formal court, who said they would be in contact but have yet to offer an arrangement
- In May, it was revealed Pitt was given 50/50 custody of their five minor children
- Jolie was ‘bitterly disappointed’ by the decision and plans to fight in court
- The couple filed for divorce in 2016 but things weren’t settled until 2019
Angelina Jolie is eager to cut business ties with ex Brad Pitt and is now asking the courts to lift a temporary order blocking the sale of their joint assets.
Jolie recently filed paperwork asking for a judge to lift a restraining order on the transfer of their assets, something which is automatically put in place when divorce proceeding begin.
It seems the Oscar-winner, 46, is especially keen on selling her interest in Nouvel, LLC the winery company they co-own and operate Chateau Miraval in Provence, France under.
Wants out: Angelina Jolie is asking the courts to lift a temporary order blocking the sale of her joint assets with Brad Pitt in hopes of selling her stake in their French winery company
Cheers: Jolie’s main interest is in selling Nouvel, LLC the winery company she and Putt co-owned and operated Chateau Miraval in Provence, France under
Jolie is hoping to unfreeze the assets so she can sell her stake in the company, telling the courts she already had interested buyer and a deal in the works.
Her legal team went on to note that they reached out to Pitt’s attorneys in hopes of avoiding court, but the have yet to return to Jolie with terms.
In the legal docs, Jolie added she is worried her potential buyer might back out if the assets remain frozen while Pitt’s team considers the matter, which is why she is asking a judge to intervene.
The request has yet to be approved.
Nouvel LLC appears to be the entity in charge of the exes’ French chateau/vineyard Chateau Miraval and the wine produced at the vineyard, which they bought in 2011 for a reported $60million.
Major asset: The couple bought the Provence, France winery Chateau Miraval in 2011 for a reported $60million
Arrangement: Jolie’s team say they reached out to Pitt’s attorneys before filing formal court docs but they did not propose a way to free up the assets. They’re seen in 2007 above
This is just another chapter of the drawn out legal battles between Pitt and Jolie, over their divorce and custody of their six children.
Pitt was awarded 50/50 custody of their couple’s five-minor children Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, earlier this year by an LA judge, a decision Jolie was reportedly ‘bitterly disappointed’ by.
The decision was met with controversy as it was revealed that none of the couple’s children under the age of 18 were allowed to testify during the case, and Jolie’s legal team indicated that they would continue to fight the outcome in the future.
The actress/activist filed for divorce in 2016 – citing the ‘the health of the family’ – in the wake of a conflict on a private flight from France to Los Angeles in which she accused Pitt of behaving abusively to son Maddox, who was 15 at the time.
The Academy Award-winning actor faced no charges in connection with the incident amid probes from the FBI and social services.
Big brood: Pitt was awarded 50/50 custody of their couple’s five-minor children Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, earlier this year by an LA judge, a decision Jolie was reportedly ‘bitterly disappointed’ by. They’re seen in 2007 above