Angelina Jolie is desperate to sever business ties with ex-Brad Pitt and is now asking the court to lift a temporary injunction blocking the sale of their joint assets.
Jolie recently filed documents asking the judge to revoke the restraining order for the transfer of their assets, something that is automatically enforced when divorce proceedings begin.
It seems that the Oscar winner, 46, is keen to sell his interest in Nouvel, LLC, the wine company they own and operate with Chateau Miraval in Provence, France.
Wants to get out: Angelina Jolie asks court to lift temporary order blocking sale of joint assets with Brad Pitt in hopes of selling her stake in their French wine company
Cheers: Jolie’s primary interest is in selling Nouvel, LLC, the wine company that she and Putt own and operate with Chateau Miraval in Provence, France under
Jolie hopes to cash in on assets so she can sell her stake in the company, telling the court she already has an interested buyer and a deal in the works.
Her legal team went on to note that they contacted Pitt’s attorneys in hopes of avoiding trial, but have not returned to Jolie on terms.
In legal documents, Jolie added she was concerned her potential buyer would back down if the fixed assets were frozen while Pitt’s team considered the matter, which is why she asked the judge to intervene.
The request still has to be approved.
Nouvel LLC appears to be the entity responsible for the former French chateau/vineyard Chateau Miraval and the wine produced at the vineyard, which they purchased in 2011 for a reported $60 million.
Key assets: The couple bought Provence, French winery, Chateau Miraval in 2011 for a reported price of $60 million
Arrangement: Jolie’s team said they contacted Pitt’s attorneys before filing formal court documents but they did not propose a way to free the assets. They are seen in 2007 above
This is just another chapter in the protracted legal battle between Pitt and Jolie over the divorce and custody of their six children.
Pitt was awarded 50/50 custody of their partner’s five young 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 reported ‘very much’. disappointed’ by.
The decision sparked controversy as it emerged 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 for the outcome in the future.
The actress/activist filed for divorce in 2016 – citing ‘family health’ – following a conflict over a private flight from France to Los Angeles in which she accused Pitt of abusive behavior towards Maddox’s 15-year-old son. at the time.
The Academy Award-winning actor is not facing charges in connection with the incident amid investigations from the FBI and social services.
Big kids: Pitt was awarded 50/50 custody of their partner’s five young children Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, earlier this year by an LA judge, a Jolie decision reported ‘very disappointed’ by. They are seen in 2007 above