Brad Pitt (56) can breathe a sigh of relief. The actor won the lawsuit brought against him by a certain Kelli Christina. She was conned for $ 40,000 (33,797 euros) by someone posing as the actor, and even talking to her about marriage.
Businesswoman Kelli Christina was contacted online in 2018 by a scammer posing as Brad Pitt. He asked her to organize some fundraisers for his Make It Right Foundation. The actor would attend those events in exchange for $ 40,000 (33,797 euros), but always canceled at the last minute. The money had of course already been paid. To make matters worse, the woman claimed she had an intimate relationship with Pitt, who was even talking about marriage.
Realizing she wouldn’t see the money back, she filed a lawsuit against the real Brad Pitt. She admitted that he was not the man she was in contact with, but the actor would have done too little to protect his fans from that kind of people. For this she demanded compensation of USD 100,000 (84,492 euros) from the actor. However, he does not have to pay. The judge dismissed her charge, calling the case “useless.”
Still, Christina plans to appeal, she told Page Six. “Brad Pitt ignored my problems for a year and a half. In the summer of 2019, he was contacted about this through Make It Right (his production company, ed.), Plan B Entertainment, his Los Angeles home and his Beverly Hills attorney. All troubles were ignored, yet it is his name and reputation that was used to defraud. “