Brad Pitt Is Being Sued For $100K by This Woman Who Says They Talked Marriage Online
Legally, Brad Pitt doesn't have the best year of his own. First, there's his ongoing custody battle with Angelina Jolie, who recently produced new witnesses and almost replaced the seated judge. And now he's faced a whole new problem in the form of a lawsuit from Texan Kelli Christina, who claims Pitt reached out to her online with a charity and developed a close, personal relationship with her - so close the two were speaking Marriage. Pitt's legal team filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, stating that Christina herself admitted to later finding out that it wasn't actually Pitt she spoke to, but she doesn't back off easily. And I have to say, if I thought I was marrying Brad Pitt and then found out it was all a scam, $ 100,000 in emotional damage wouldn't even start to cover him.
So what does Pitt's team say happened here? After her application for release, it was a classic catfish situation (I'll paraphrase). Fake Brad Pitt reaches out to Christina, offers to raise funds for the Make It Right Foundation with special guest appearances at scheduled events, then collects his speaking fees from her without ever appearing.
"As [Christina] herself admitted, it appears that [Christina's] communications of an agreement appear to have been made with one or more individuals who are illegally posing as defendants on the Internet - but are in no way affiliated with them," it wrote Legal team according to page 6. "According to [Christina's] own account, the communications she now allegedly had with Mr. Pitt ... were actually between the plaintiff and one or more people who, in the words of the plaintiff, were impersonating" fake Brad Pitts "and in none Wise affiliated with the Make It Right Foundation. "
Still, Christina insists that she has legitimate reason to sue the actor, noting that their conversations included "discussions about marriage" and that she paid $ 40,000 in speaking fees, which were accepted without Pitt ever showing up .
"Kelli Christina was convinced of Brad Pitt's portrayal of the allegedly meritorious cause. Plaintiff and Brad Pitt... Entered into a business agreement with specific terms and conditions," says her lawsuit. "Brad Pitt's appearance at the events was key to the events, donations of participants and part of the agreement between the plaintiff and the defendant. "
Of course, if someone uses Brad Pitt's name and image to make promises on their behalf, the actor cannot be held responsible for keeping them ... right? It is tragic that there is online scam targeting people this way and it cannot be fun for any party trying to make up for their losses. And while I used to have a big conversation about emotional damage, I am now wondering if I would let the real Brad Pitt know if I found out I was fished by a fake Brad Pitt. All the more power for Christina to get her story out there - we just wouldn't expect this $ 100,000 to come out anytime soon.
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