Angelina Jolie “sought to inflict harm” on her former husband Brad Pitt when she sold her stake in their co-owned  vineyard to a Russian oligarch, new legal documents have claimed.

Pitt is suing his ex-wife for selling her stake in the French vineyard they bought together in 2008.

He said her decision to sell her share to a Russian oligarch forced him into partnership  with  “a stranger with poisonous associations and intentions.”

Jolie has not yet publicly commented.

The couple purchased a controlling interest in Chateau Miraval SA, a French company comprising home and vineyard in the south of France, in 2008.

The A-list pair got married there six years later.

Pitt says he and his former wife agreed not to sell their stakes in the venue  without the permission of the other.

In legal documents obtained by the PA news agency, it’s alleged that Jolie  sold her share to a Luxembourg-based spirits manufacturer controlled by Russian oligarch Yuri Shefler, without Pitt’s knowledge.