A woman is Suing Brad Pitt for Conning her with Marriage!
We know that Brad Pitt has a bad track record when it comes to marriages. But, this time it’s gone a bit too far. A Texas woman is suing Brad Pitt for $100,000, claiming that Pitt wooed her for marriage and scammed her for a lot of money. However, Pitt’s lawyers say that the woman was fooled by an online scammer.
Brad Pitt sued for scamming a woman with marriage!
Kelli Christina, who is a health care CEO from Plano, Texas, is the woman who has sued Brad Pitt. She claims in the court papers to have paid the actor $40,000 for five appearances at charitable events for the Make It Right Foundation, which constructed homes for the Hurricane Katrina victims. Moreover, she claims that the two of them had developed an extremely close relationship. So much so that there were even “discussions of marriage.”
Pitt’s lawyers file a counter-motion to the lawsuit
However, Oceans Eleven star’s legal team claims that some cyber scammer tricked Christina, falsely pretending to be the Oscar winner. Once Upon a Time in America star’s representatives filed a motion in a Texas court, saying they never had any dealings with the plaintiff. They said in the court documents:
Neither the Make It Right Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff. Rather, as [Christina] herself has acknowledged, it appears [Christina’s] communications about any agreement were apparently with one or more individuals unlawfully posing as — but not in any way affiliated with — defendants online. By [Christina’s] own admissions, the communications she now alleges to have had with Mr. Pitt . . . were actually between Plaintiff and one or more individuals posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘fake Brad Pitts’ and not in any way affiliated with the Make It Right Foundation.
The woman who sued Brad Pitt claims he kept the money
On the other hand, Christina’s representatives wrote in their lawsuit where they sued Brad Pitt in the Texas Eastern District Court:
In 2018, Plaintiff Kelli Christina was approached by Brad Pitt for the purposes of raising funds for the Make It Right Foundation, a charitable cause to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. Kelli Christina was persuaded by Brad Pitt’s presentation of the allegedly meritorious cause. Plaintiff and Brad Pitt… entered into a business agreement with specific terms and conditions.
Moreover, Kelli Christina claimed that “Pitt” canceled right at the very last minute of each appearance. And that he would promise to show up “next time”, yet he still pocketed the entire $40,000 fee. Pitt’s appearance was crucial for Christina and her charitable events. As it was the selling point for Make It Right Foundation’s cause. Her lawyers wrote in the suit:
Brad Pitt’s appearance at the events was key to the events, donations to be made by attendees and was part of the agreement between Plaintiff and Defendants.
A source states that Christina was scammed
A source, which is quite close to the lawsuit, says that the plaintiff was probably scammed, saying:
This is a sad case of someone who was the victim of an online celebrity internet scam that had nothing to do with the actual celebrity. Hopefully others can learn from this unfortunate situation.
Moreover, Christina’s legal team responded to Pitt’s counter-motion, saying:
We have been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media. This lawsuit is important for the country so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Make it Right Foundation. I have 113 pages of organized discovery to support the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t expect this lawsuit to go away easily.