Brad Pitt Allegedly Told His and Angelina's Interior Designer to 'Follow Your Artistic Journey,' Then Didn't Pay Her

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When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spotted their dream château near Aix-en-Provance whilst flying over the French countryside in a helicopter nearly a decade ago, they had no way of knowing their thoroughly charmed bliss would be rudely interrupted by a lawsuit. I mean, sure, they could have just paid the interior designer for more than satisfying Pitt’s Jean Nouvel kink, but that’s not really in the nature of wealthy and extravagant celebrities.

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Interior designer and lighting connoisseur Odile Soudant sued the ex-couple for failing to pay or credit her for her work, the Guardian reported on Thursday. The suit had remained out of the press for some time (it was first reported by Libération on Wednesday), but in April, a Paris court of appeal ordered Château Miraval, a Jolie-Pitt company, to pay Soudant €565,000, of which €60,000 was demanded for damage to the designer’s reputation.

According to the Guardian, Pitt hired Soudant in 2010 to flood his and Angelina’s French abode with light and gave her “carte blanche” (though no contract was signed) to do so. Soudant sent Pitt monthly bills to cover her expenses and employed 17 people to make his blindingly bright dreams a reality.

€25 million later, the project still wasn’t finished. Meanwhile, Pitt had stopped paying Soudant but was still sending her emails asking her to, “Come here please. I need you to finish,” according to documents Soudant presented in court. Pitt also pleaded with Soudant not to take legal action against him for not paying her, but still wanting her to work, writing “Don’t waste time with legal action. Follow your artistic journey and don’t worry about the rest.”

I wonder if Pitt would have taken the same advice? Pitt and Jolie are reportedly holding onto their beloved château, now that they’ve split, in order to keep making money off the wine an olive oil it produces.

[The Guardian]


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Hey y’all I know we’re talking about Brad Pitt and all but do you mind me changing the subject because I just got creeped the f out. So I’m apartment shopping currently (which in Austin is a nightmare) and I came across what seemed like a rather nice duplex near downtown (almost too good to be true).

So I clicked on it and do what I always do first which is look at the pics which I’m posting on here. So I see the first one and think, “Hmm that’s a rather odd camera angle for a room but I guess it does show the whole room so cool.” Then I clicked next and said, “Oh so this must be his thing where he just places the camera up there to get a better view.” Then the next one, “Oh wait a sec...that’s not a regular camera...why does this person have security cameras in every room? He’s totally spying isn’t he?” Oh and would you be surprised to learn this listing is female roommates only?

So tl;dr is sorry to change subject but found apartment listing where all the pics seem to be taken with a security camera. The listing is female only. This is totally a voyeuristic landlord right?