The Troy actor decided to sue the Maleficent star after she sold off her interest of their jointly owned winery Chateau Miraval to a Russian oligarch without his permission.
According to court documents per TMZ, the former couple — who were together for twelve years and share Maddox, 20, Pax, 18, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 13 — bought the sprawling property in Correns, France in 2008. Pitt then invested a considerable amount of money, time and energy into growing the $28 million business.
The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alum is claiming he was a consistent and key part of making the winery a success throughout the past fourteen years, while Jolie hadn't been heavily involved since 2013. (The actress did invest 40% of the cash needed in the initial purchase.)
Last year, the estranged A-Listers went to court because Jolie planned to sell off her interest, but Pitt would only allow it if he got the final approval on the buyer before the actual sale took place.
He was allegedly stunned in October when he found out that Jolie went through with the sale without telling him to a company called Tenute del Mondo which is run by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler.
Pitt also accused his ex of purposefully hiding this information from him. He is now demanding the deal be undone and suing her for damages.
"Unfortunately, this is another example of the same person disregarding her legal and ethical obligations," a source close to Pitt spilled to the outlet. "In doing so, she has violated the rights of the only person who poured money and sweat equity into the success of the business by purporting to sell both the business and family home to a third-party competitor."
"She is seeking a return on an investment she did not make and profits she did not earn," they concluded.