Woman claims Brad Pitt scammed her out of $40,000 and wooed her with talks of marriage in lawsuit

By , 98.7 KLUV

Brad Pitt has found himself in the middle of a lawsuit.

The new suit involves Kelli Christina, a healthcare CEO from Plano, TX, who is suing the 56-year-old actor for allegedly scamming her out of tens of thousands in cash, reports Page Six.

Christina says Pitt contacted her about two years ago asking for help raising money for his Make It Right Foundation. Pitt started the foundation in order to help rebuild New Orleans followed by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Christina says she was one of the biggest contributors.

Over the past two years, she allegedly sent Pitt over $40,000 upon an agreement that he would show up at various charity fundraising events. Christina also mentions in the lawsuit that over the years, the pair developed a personal relationship that even included "discussions of marriage."

Pitt's lawyers have repeatedly told Christina they have nothing to do with this scam, claiming that the CEO was tricked by a cyber scammer pretending to be the star, according to court papers obtained by the outlet.

A source close to the case told Page Six, "This is a sad case of someone who was the victim of an online celebrity internet scam that had nothing to do with the actual celebrity. Hopefully others can learn from this unfortunate situation.”

Despite the claims from Pitt's lawyers, Christina is going ahead with the lawsuit. She told Page Six: "We have been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media. This lawsuit is important for the country so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Make it Right Foundation. I have 113 pages of organized discovery to support the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t expect this lawsuit to go away easily.”

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