The 2023 Oscars aired on Sunday, and the Academy served Hollywood’s top stars with expensive champagne produced by Brad Pitt’s winery.
The sparkling rose champagne bottle, worth $400, was presented at the Oscars for the first time since Pitt’s ex-wife Angelina Jolie publicly accused her former partner of abuse.
Insider reported that Fleur de Miraval came from a “meeting of the minds” between this year’s A-lister bubble Pitt and the Perrin family, expanding on a collaboration that began when Pitt and Jolie were still working together, according to a press release. Together with the Château Miraval estate.
However, the decision to choose a wine associated with the Bullet Train star has caused a backlash amid recent Hollywood efforts to tackle abuse in the film industry.
For those who don’t know, Jolie sold her stake in Château Miraval in 2021 – where she married Pitt in 2014 – and claimed in a lawsuit that she refused to sell it because her ex-husband demanded she sign a “non-disclosure agreement”. the agreement prohibits her from speaking out of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of her and their children,” The New York Times reported.
Jolie claimed in her lawsuit that her ex-husband choked and beat their children during a flight in 2016, when she filed for divorce, and was verbally and physically abusive.
In addition, Pitt has denied the allegations investigated by the FBI and has not been charged with a crime.