The “Make It Right Foundation” is a non-profit organization set up by Brad Pitt in 2007. The purpose of the foundation was to construct environmentally friendly houses in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Now Pitt is paying for this venture.

In 2018, Pitt and the Foundation were sued over the quality of the houses that they built. It turns out that those houses were quite shoddy. According to a Page Six report, the lawsuit has just been settled for a sum of $20.5 million.

While the preliminary settlement still needs to be approved by a judge. If it goes through, then the environmental non-profit organization, Global Green, has agreed to cover the settlement amount.

The 107 homeowners who were affected by the foundations rebuilding program, are eligible to receive $25,000 as reimbursement. The rebuilt houses had been sold for $150,000 each.

Pitt had initially claimed that he should be removed from the lawsuit, since he was only a co-founder of the organization, and wasn’t responsible for the project’s actual construction. However, in a statement put out on Thursday, Pitt expressed his gratitude to Global Green. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more updates.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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