A Miami heiress passes away and bequeaths millions—to her dogs.
Gail Posner, the daughter of the late Victor Posner, passed away in March and left her Miami mansion and a $3 million trust fund to her three dogs, including her beloved Chihuahua, Conchita. Luckily, the “most spoiled dog in the world”, accustomed to living with her own full-time staff and diamond jewelry, won’t be slumming it now that her owner has passed on.
So an eccentric heiress passes away and leaves millions of dollars in property and cash to her pet Chihuahua? It’s not the craziest thing an heiress has ever done, right? There couldn’t be any more to the story could there?
Yes, actually there could!
Ben Carr, Hollywood screenwriter and Posner’s only child, has filed a lawsuit against his mother’s former staff members, accusing them of manipulating her will.
Carr, who was only left $1 million of his mother’s wealth, is apparently suspicious that seven members of his mother’s staff were left a total of $26 million and may stay in the mansion to care for the dogs.
Carr claims staff members, which include body guards and housekeepers, manipulated his mother into publicly spoiling her dog and after drugging her with pain medication they coerced her to change her will in 2008.
It must stink to have your inheritance trumped by your mother’s dogs, but really, blaming the butler is the oldest trick in the book. And this is the woman who once considered buying a Land Rover—just for Conchita. I’d say the outlandish inheritance is definitely plausible. (via the New York Post)