We learned that Angelina Jolie’s lawyers were so desperate to serve Brad Pitt with a subpoena as part of the bitter tangle of lawsuits over the exes’ French winery that they stationed process servers at Hollywood’s glitziest events in the hopes of catching him off guard.
We’re told they even sent someone to confront Pitt with the documents at the 2022 SAG Awards in February, and insiders say they would have tried again at the Oscars if Pitt’s lawyers hadn’t called off the chase before Hollywood’s biggest night.
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According to sources, servers were having difficulty handing Pitt the papers which make it a legal requirement for someone to respond to a court, and were hoping he would show up at the SAG Awards as a previous winner (for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in 2020) despite not being nominated this year.
Unfortunately for them, he did not.
It appears to be a popular strategy right now. In April, while giving a speech on stage at a CinemaCon event, Olivia Wilde was served with papers relating to her custody battle with Jason Sudeikis.
Angelina Jolie’s attorneys were attempting to subpoena Brad Pitt for records and correspondence pertaining to the Château Miraval winery.
The former couple, who split in September 2016, is embroiled in a complex legal battle over ownership of the company, which Jolie, 47, sold to a subsidiary of the massive liquor company Stoli.
Pitt, 58, has claimed that Jolie was not allowed to sell her shares without first giving him the right of refusal, and they are now arguing about whether she can demand the paperwork she has requested.
A judge ruled Friday that Pitt and his business partners must turn over the documents, but his camp may still appeal.
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After a decade together, the former couple, who have six children, married at the chateau in August 2014.