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All we know about Angelina Jolie's unexpected court battle with Brad Pitt

The dispute has been at the center of their divorce

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Beatriz Colon
Beatriz ColonOnline News WriterNew York
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While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt announced their split nearly five years ago, the court battles between the two are far from over.

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The two were legally declared single in 2019, but a court battle over their shared winery has delayed a finalization of their divorce. The winery at the center of their split is Château Miraval, which is located in Correns, France, about one hour east of Aix-en-Provence.

They took control of the company, which is best known for its rosé, when they moved into the main villa in 2008, and the two were married there in 2014. A bottle of Château Miraval's rosé sells for approximately $20 to $30.

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The villa was bought for $28.4 million, and they began selling their own rosé five years later, under the guidance of the Perrin winemaking family. Since then, Miraval has expanded into selling olive oil as well.

The most recent development is a win for Angelina, after a Los Angeles judge denied Brad's team's request to refuse sharing business documents and correspondence with the actress' lawyers.

The court case was initially prompted when, following their split, the philanthropist entered an agreement to sell her stake to a group called Tenute del Mondo, but the actor attempted to stop the deal.

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The new development is a blow for Brad

The actor claimed that the sale was made in violation of an agreement that neither party would sell without the other's agreement.

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He also claims that Yuri Shefler, the Russian businessman who owns the group which bought Angelina's stake – Stoli – would undermine his remaining stake in the wine company.

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The couple also had disputes over the custody of their children

However, the Maleficent lead's legal team countered the claim, and PageSix reported on Saturday that she has won a most recent round, subpoenaing business documents that Brad and his team have been hesitant to share. 

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