Angelina Jolie brands ex-husband Brad Pitt's legal battle over winery ... trends now
The father-of-six, 58, accused Jolie, 47, of selling her portion of the winery with the intent to willfully 'inflict harm' by entering into the sale with a total 'stranger,' thus violating their agreement.
According to RadarOnline.com, who obtained court documents, Angelina slammed Brad's claims as 'frivolous, malicious, and part of a problematic pattern' as her legal team provided an update to the legal battle this week.
The latest: An email Angelina Jolie, 47, sent ex-husband Brad Pitt, 58, amid their ongoing divorce battle - with the focus on the ownership of their Chateau Miraval Winery - has publicly resurfaced
Pitt claimed they both agreed not to sell their stake in the property without approving it with each other as they were both owners.
The documents added, 'Pitt's allegations that he and Ms. Jolie had a secret, unwritten, unspoken contract to a consent right on the sale of their interests in the property is directly contrary to the written record and, among other legal defects, violative of the Statute of Frauds and public policy.'
This comes after an email resurfaced recently where Jolie explained the rationale behind her decision to sell her share of the property.
The winery in southern France, pictured in 2012, was at the center of a conflict between the former spouses
The Those Who Wish Me Dead actress said she had written the email 'so not to get emotional' in explaining her rationale behind her decision to sell her share of the winery.
'It is the place we brought the twins home to, and where we were married over a plaque in my mother's memory,' Jolie said. 'A place that held the promise of what could be and where I thought I would grow old. Even now impossible to write this without crying. I will treasure my memories of what it was a decade ago.'
The Los Angeles native said that the winery 'is also the place that marks the beginning of the end of our family - and a business that is centered around alcohol.'
Jolie said she had hoped the winery 'somehow it could become something that held us together' but now saw how Pitt 'really wanted [her] out and will most likely be pleased to receive this email.'
Jolie was pictured in Washington, D.C. this past February
The Eternals star said in the prior four years, she witnessed 'lots of inconsiderate behavior' and felt