Heiress Leaves Millions to Dogs: Benevolent or Bonkers?Published June 18, 2010
Let me begin by saying yes, I know the world's distribution of wealth is all messed up: BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg deserves a lot less and Oprah deserves even more to give away as she pleases, hopefully to families in the Gulf and maybe to some more editors, not necessarily at her magazine, ahem. Now then, the New York Post reports that Heiress Gail Posner, in a very Leona Helmsley-esque move, has left her $8.3 million Miami mansion and a $3 million trust fund to her three dogs, including her favorite, named Conchita. Posner's only living son, Carl, a small-time filmmaker, who was bequeathed a mere $1 million, is disputing the will and accusing his mother's aides of drugging her in a conspiracy to gain control of her wealth. It is important to mention here that the dogs were not the sole beneficiaries. Several bodyguards and aides did receive large sums of money, as well as the right to live rent-free in the mansion. Provided they care for the dogs. Okay, so maybe they did drug and brainwash her. But maybe if Carl visited more, or indulged his mom's very real love of her pooches, maybe even offering to dog sit once in a while, things would be different. He'd be the one living rent-free in a Miami mansion, probably making movies about Conchita right now. What's your theory? Photo via.
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