Little blow for Brad Pitt. While he is having a nice romance with Nicole Poturalski, the Oscar-winning actor received a somewhat surprising letter last March: a formal notice from Kelli Christina, an American CEO from Texas who asked him … 100,000 dollars. The complainant thus claims to have been contacted a few years ago by Angelina Jolie’s ex-husband to help her raise funds for her Make It Right foundation, which notably helps the victims of Hurricane Katrina. in 2005.
Only downside: Brad Pitt does not know Kelli Christina and assures that she was the victim of a cyber-crook who passed through him. According to the documents filed in court, and consulted by TMZ, the complainant would have paid to this scam no less than $ 40,000 for the actor to make no less than five interventions in events organized by his foundation. A relationship which would have even gone a little beyond the simple professional circle, since it affirms that during their exchanges they had “discussions on marriage”.
Brad Pitt requests dismissal, Kelli Christina maintains complaint
Far from imagining himself the victim of a scam, Kelli Christina continued to pay this “fake Brad Pitt” money even though he regularly canceled his visits to his events, promising him that it would be “for next time. “. In her complaint, she specifies that when she stopped payments, “Brad Pitt cut off the contact and it was impossible to reach him,” said TMZ. “This is a sad case of someone who fell victim to an online celebrity internet scam that had nothing to do with actual celebrity,” a source familiar with the matter said. Brad Pitt, unwillingly linked to this scam, filed a motion on Wednesday in a Texas court claiming that he had never had any relationship with the complainant and asking for the case to be dismissed, while Kelli Christina intends to maintain his complaint against the actor.
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