• A woman claims Brad Pitt accepted $40,000 from her but didn't appear at the events she organized
  • Pitt filed a motion to dismiss the woman's lawsuit saying he didn't have any business deals with her
  • The woman is believed to be a victim of an online celebrity internet scam

Brad Pitt is facing a $100,000 lawsuit from a Texas woman for allegedly not showing up at the charity events he was paid for. The actor wants the case to be dismissed, saying he has no business deals with the woman.

Kelli Christina, a healthcare CEO from Plano, Texas, claimed that she paid Pitt $40,000 to make five appearances at events she arranged for the actor's charity Make It Right Foundation, which constructs houses for the Hurricane Katrina victims. She also said that she and the actor developed a close relationship and even talked about marriage.

However, Pitt's lawyer said the "Ad Astra" star and Christina never had any contact and that she was a victim of a cyber scammer who pretended to be the actor, Page Six reported.

“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,” a source told the publication.

“Hopefully others can learn from this unfortunate situation.”

Pitt's legal team also filed a motion to dismiss the case in a Texas court on Wednesday. Pitt's lawyers confirmed he didn't have any business deals with Christina.

"Neither the Make It Right Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff," the court document read.

"Rather, as [Christina] herself has acknowledged, it appears [Christina’s] communications about any agreement were apparently with one or more individuals unlawfully posing as — but not in any way affiliated with — defendants online," the document continued.

"By [Christina’s] own admissions, the communications she now alleges to have had with Mr. Pitt ... were actually between Plaintiff and one or more individuals posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘fake Brad Pitts’ and not in any way affiliated with the Make It Right Foundation."

In Christina's filing obtained by Daily Mail, she claimed that Pitt approached her in 2018 to raise funds for the Make It Right Foundation. He allegedly persuaded her and they entered into a business agreement with specific terms and conditions.

However, Pitt reportedly canceled at the very last minute of the events and promised to make it "next time." Despite not making any appearances, he still pocketed the $40,000 appearance fee.

Christina also responded to Pitt's motion to dismiss and said she will continue her fight against the actor and the Make It Right Foundation. She also vowed that the lawsuit will not "go away easily."

"I have 113 pages of organized discovery to support the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t expect this lawsuit to go away easily," Christina said.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been digitally retouched) Brad Pitt attends the premiere of 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' during the 72nd Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2019 in Cannes, France. Kurt Krieger/Corbis via Getty Images