Brad Pitt is demanding a class action court case filed against him and his charity over the homes constructed following Hurricane Katrina be tossed out. He claimed that it was not his responsibility to make sure the homes were well constructed.
Worth mention here on November 20, the actor filed court documents in Louisiana in the court case. The law suit brought against him and his Make It Right Foundation.
Pitt says Make It Right was established with the task of building high-performance, sustainably-designed homes to be sold at reasonable prices to residents of the Lower Ninth Ward, following the desolation of Hurricane Katrina.
The star asserted he had no duty individually to the homeowners and did not violate any deal with them. He said “I’m an actor, not a construction worker.”
Pitt also pointed out that the plaintiffs have earlier praised him for leading the charge on building the homes, and particularly mentioned that they are enormously obliged to Pitt for his efforts in helping to reconstruct the Lower Ninth Ward.
The court docs state that Pitt cannot simply be lumped together with other defendants and held legally responsible for alleged conduct in which he is not even alleged to have participated.
Pitt is demanding he be allowed to go entirely out of the case. He is not urging that Make It Right be let off the hook, however only wants himself personally released.