In a new chapter on her divorce process, Angelina Jolie returns to the charge against Brad Pitt, now on account of the wine. This time, the actress accuses her ex-husband of blocking the sale of Château Miraval, the castle and winery they both own in France. On July 6, the actress, 46, demanded from the judge who takes charge of her divorce process a temporary annulment of the order that prevents one of the parties from making decisions or carrying out financial transactions that affect the other during the separation process.
Although Jolie and Pitt have been legally divorced since 2019, they both have an uphill battle for legal custody of their six children. The magazine US Weekly has had access to the documents of the new legal process initiated in which it is reflected that the artist has found a buyer for her share of those French vineyards, but that she cannot finalize that sale because Pitt has not yet consented to lift the ATRO, as the order in question is called. Unless the judge decides to stay that condition, Jolie will not be able to get rid of her part in Miraval.
“After all these years of trying to stop being business partners with her ex-husband on financially acceptable terms, Ms. Jolie is eager to close the pending settlement for the sale of Nouvel, LLC, and requests that the court issue an order to lift the ATRO and specify that they will not apply to the sale of Nouvel , LLC by Mrs. Jolie,” the actress’ lawyer said in the written statement, according to the information collected by the same magazine and by various U.S. media.
On June 30, the actress already filed an emergency request to suspend the ATRO so that the interested buyer did not have time to retract the operation. However, the judge ruled that Jolie had failed to show that there was “immediate danger, irreparable harm or loss, or immediate damage to property.”
In addition, the artist’s legal team has claimed that the property is, in fact, only Jolie’s, since she acquired it before the couple married in the summer of 2014, a marriage that occurred precisely on that same property. The lawyers have requested a new hearing on September 22 to ask, once again, the removal of the order for the interpreter of Maleficent it can thus make the sale once and for all.
Located in the heart of French Provence and with an area of 30 hectares, the vineyards of Château Miraval cover two appellations of the Coteaux-Varois-en-Provence and Côtes de Provence area, under which two white wines and one rosé are produced. Already in 2016, shortly after announcing their separation, the couple put up for sale the castle, with 35 rooms and 500 hectares of land (within which are the vineyards), but its high price, 55 million euros, does not seem to have convinced the buyers then.