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A judge in Los Angeles refused Brad PittThe party’s request to refuse to share business documents and correspondence with it Angelina JolieIts lawyer. It’s another round in the former power couple’s never-ending divorce and long-running battle over ownership of Château Miraval winery.
The pair took control of the company, best known for its roses, in 2008 when they moved into the original villa. Located in Corence, France, about an hour east of Aix-en-Provence, the two were married there in 2014.
After their breakup, Jolie entered into an agreement to sell her shares to a group called Tenute del Mondo, which Pitt tried to stop. He claimed that the sale was made in breach of an agreement that neither party would sell without the agreement of the other. Tenute del Mondo is owned by parent company Stoli, technically based in Luxembourg, but, according to legal documents issued by Pitt, “controlled by Russian oligarchs Yuri Scheffler” Pitt’s lawsuit says he had the first right of refusal.
But Jolie’s legal team countered, and said on Saturday PageSixWon a recent round, subpoenaing business documents that his company is reluctant to share.
PageSix Citing insiders on both sides, one suggests that Pitt’s anger at Jolie is blinding him from a tough business deal, while the other says that all Pitt wants to do is hold on to what he thinks is a smart business venture for their six children.
Pitt and Jolie officially purchased Chateau Miraval in 2012 for $60 million. (They had a long-term lease in 2008.) Neighbors included at the time David And Victoria Beckham And Johnny Depp. The 1,200-acre estate sits along an ancient Roman road and some of the structures date back to the 17th century. Besides its vineyards, it had olive groves, pine forests, a private lake, some fountains and a moat. The Hollywood power couple made some modernizations, such as adding a helicopter pad.
Before Brangelina entered, though, there was more going on than squashing grapes. Musician Jack Lucier owned the property in the 1970s and built a recording studio where some of the all-time classics were recorded. was among them the wall by Pink Floyd, white“Sweetest Taboo,” and “Heatseeker” by AC/DC. There were also sessions by Elton John, Sting, Brian Ferry, Shirley Bassey, Courtney Love, Belinda Carlyle, Morrissey, Steve Winwood, Queen, Wham!, Muse, the Gipsy Kings, the Cranberries, Rammstein, the Cure, Judas Priest, Yes, and more. (As a result of all this, one of the winery’s current core brands is called Studio.)
If it doesn’t blow your mind, it is believed that Saint Thomas Aquinas visited Miraval in 1252. No one put on a wilder show than that guy.
Although the studio lay dormant for years, Pete and Damien Quintard announced they were reopening for business in December of last year, and will not be affected by whoever eventually takes control of the winery.