Following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Pitt (along with his Make It Right Foundation) pledged in 2006 to build affordable homes for residents. New Orleans who lost everything in the natural disaster.
More than 100 houses were built in 2008.
However, in 2018, a lawsuit against the foundation on behalf of residents claimed that the homes built were affected by structural problems and infested with mold and termites.
It has since moved to federal court, with Make It Right accused of fraud, breach of contract and unfair trade practices.
The lawsuit is still ongoing, with attorney Ron Austin representing the residents claiming in a new interview that they had been “sold” by the organization with a “bundle of broken promises.”
“They believe in Brad Pitt,” Austin said Newsnation.
“They believed in the dream he sold them… Unfortunately, what they got was a bunch of broken promises… lived in rotten houses that had to be demolished and started from scratch.” .
Austin said that while Pitt’s foundation has closed its offices, he will continue to “fight every day in court to try to get them to court and answer a few questions about what happened and how they came forward.” intend to make it right”.
After filing his first lawsuit in 2018, Pitt’s attorneys attempted to separate him from the Make It Right Foundation and filed a petition to remove his name from the lawsuit, claiming that he was not responsible for the crime. building building.
The Independent has reached out to Pitt’s rep for comment.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/brad-pitt-hurricane-katrina-make-it-right-b2013765.html Brad Pitt selling Hurricane Katrina victims ‘broken promise’ with house-building charity initiative, lawyer claims