Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has been sued by a woman for reportedly wooing her for marriage. The woman, identified as Kelli Christina, a healthcare CEO from Texas, levelled a series of allegations against the renowned star, claiming she paid Pitt $40,000 to make appearances at events arranged for his Make It Right Foundation. According to her, Pitt did not show up for any of the events and made last minute excuses for his absence. Christina stated he made false promises to her, stating he would show up the “next time” but never did. The actor’s lawyers have argued that it was a case of ‘cat fishing’, reported Page Six.
Christina revealed that she and Pitt share a close bond, adding that he often discussed marriage with her. Pitt’s legal team, however, has maintained that Christina was scammed by someone posing as Pitt online, according to court papers. The Ocean’s Eleven star’s lawyers went on to file a motion in a Texas court Wednesday in a bid to dismiss the case. “Neither the Make It Right Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” the document said.
It added, “Rather, as [Christina] herself has acknowledged, it appears [Christina’s] communications about any agreement were apparently with one or more individuals unlawfully posing as – but not in any way affiliated with – defendant online,” they further stated, “By [Christina’s] own admissions, the communications she now alleges to have had with Mr Pitt… were actually between Plaintiff and one or more individuals posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘fake Brad Pitts’ and not in any way affiliated with the Make It Right Foundation.” An insider closely involved with the case touted it as “a sad case of someone who was the victim of an online celebrity internet scam that had nothing to do with the actual celebrity.”