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Angelina Jolie’s lawyers were so desperate to serve Brad Pitt with a subpoena as part of the exes’ bitter jumble of lawsuits over the exes’ French winery that they stationed trial servers at Hollywood’s glitziest events in hopes of overthrowing him. learned.
We’re told they even sent a man to confront the “Fight Club” star with the documents at the 2022 SAG Awards in February, and insiders say they probably would have tried again at the Oscars, but Pitt’s lawyers stopped the chase before Hollywood’s greatest night rolled around.
Sources say servers struggled to hand Pitt the papers — making it a legal requirement for someone to respond to a court — and hoped he would appear as a previous winner at the SAG Awards (for Outstanding Performance by a Male supporting actor in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in 2020), although he was not nominated this year.
Unfortunately for them, he didn’t.
It seems to be a trendy tactic at the moment. Olivia Wilde was memorably served with papers related to her custody battle with Jason Sudeikis in April while giving a speech onstage at a CinemaCon event.
Jolie’s lawyers attempted to subpoena Pitt to hand over documents and correspondence related to the Château Miraval winery.
The former couple, who split in September 2016, have been embroiled in a complex battle over ownership of the company after Jolie, 47, sold her shares in the company to a subsidiary of huge liquor firm Stoli.
Pitt, 58, has claimed that Jolie had no right to sell her shares without offering him the right of refusal, and they are now fighting over whether she can demand the paperwork she requested.
As Vidak For Congress first reported Friday, a judge ruled that Pitt and his business partners had to turn in the papers, but his camp can still appeal.
The former couple, who have six children, married at the castle in August 2014 after ten years together.
The reps did not call us back.