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(Gothamist)   Copper heiress leaves $300 million to arts, $34 million to nurse, $500,000 to convicted sex offender and diddly-squat to family. Shoulda smelt it coming, ore something   (gothamist.com) divider line 71
    More: Weird, New York County District Attorney, kinship terminology, Huguette Clark  
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2011-06-23 02:30:35 PM  
I Cu think you are clever Submitter.
 
2011-06-23 03:28:08 PM  
so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?
 
2011-06-23 04:25:53 PM  

sithon: so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?


FTFA:
Clark, who had no children, specifically excluded blood relatives, writing that she'd "had minimal contact with them over the years."
Yep you shove auntie in a home for 20 years living in her place and questioning all her financial decisions don't expect to be named in the will. I bet if they had visited even twice a month it would have turned out differently.
 
2011-06-23 04:32:13 PM  

sithon: so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?


yep, they let her be cared for by someone else, never visited why should they get anything?
 
2011-06-23 04:32:16 PM  
The only thing sad about this story is that disgusting lawyer and the other asshole she actually left 500k to.
 
2011-06-23 04:32:25 PM  
bravo submitter, cu you conducted this headline well and it's electrified my attention. wire are you wasting your time, when you could be out galvanizing the public mho
 
2011-06-23 04:32:58 PM  
as a WoW blacksmith, I'm getting a kick...
 
2011-06-23 04:33:18 PM  
It was to provide priests for the emigrants, as well as committees of persons who should give the good advice and practical direction needed by poor Italians newly arrived in foreign ports; to establish churches, schools, and missionary homes in the various Italian colonies in North and South America; and to train youths for the priesthood. The members of the congregation promise obedience to their superiors in the congregation and the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
 
2011-06-23 04:34:09 PM  
Omg! Huguette Clark! She was a Fark article a couple years ago. She was a huge huge mystery. Incredible shut-in. Possible child-like mind. So cool.
Sorry to hear she's died, really. The world needs more weird.
 
2011-06-23 04:35:11 PM  

Gwendolyn: sithon: so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?

FTFA:
Clark, who had no children, specifically excluded blood relatives, writing that she'd "had minimal contact with them over the years."
Yep you shove auntie in a home for 20 years living in her place and questioning all her financial decisions don't expect to be named in the will. I bet if they had visited even twice a month it would have turned out differently.


Except that she wouldn't LET them see her. According to her advisors, who--for all the relatives knew--could be relaying bad information.
 
2011-06-23 04:35:51 PM  
Leave something to Montana, biatch - that's where daddy's wealth came from.
 
2011-06-23 04:35:57 PM  

Aidan: The world needs more weird.


You should check out Japan.
 
2011-06-23 04:36:16 PM  
She who smelt it.... um... will someone clever finish that up for me?
 
2011-06-23 04:36:22 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Except that she wouldn't LET them see her. According to her advisors, who--for all the relatives knew--could be relaying bad information.


This. IIRC she was incredibly paranoid about who could see her. Even the maids didn't see her when they cleaned, I think... All her business deals were conducted by phone or through intermediaries (the former more than the later until recently).
 
2011-06-23 04:37:02 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Aidan: The world needs more weird.

You should check out Japan.


Noooooooooooooo. :)
 
2011-06-23 04:37:58 PM  

topcon: The only thing sad about this story is that disgusting lawyer and the other asshole she actually left 500k to.


lawyer's gonna have a hard time holding onto that $500k. under the rules in most jurisdictions, he's gonna have to show that another, disinterested lawyer, reviewed the transaction and advised the woman in relation to it. if not, then no sale.
 
2011-06-23 04:39:08 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Gwendolyn: sithon: so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?

FTFA:
Clark, who had no children, specifically excluded blood relatives, writing that she'd "had minimal contact with them over the years."
Yep you shove auntie in a home for 20 years living in her place and questioning all her financial decisions don't expect to be named in the will. I bet if they had visited even twice a month it would have turned out differently.

Except that she wouldn't LET them see her. According to her advisors, who--for all the relatives knew--could be relaying bad information.


Funny I don't see that in the article.
 
2011-06-23 04:40:00 PM  
Why should she leave them anything anyways? Being related to someone doesn't mean you have to like them or give them your shiat when you die. My brother is getting my 20 year collection of 'Dragon' magazine and that's about it, my real friends can have the rest.
 
2011-06-23 04:42:14 PM  

Latinwolf: JohnAnnArbor: Gwendolyn: sithon: so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?

FTFA:
Clark, who had no children, specifically excluded blood relatives, writing that she'd "had minimal contact with them over the years."
Yep you shove auntie in a home for 20 years living in her place and questioning all her financial decisions don't expect to be named in the will. I bet if they had visited even twice a month it would have turned out differently.

Except that she wouldn't LET them see her. According to her advisors, who--for all the relatives knew--could be relaying bad information.

Funny I don't see that in the article.


There were articles about it before. Also about the family trying to sue to see her and such. I remember it from Fark a few years back
 
2011-06-23 04:42:46 PM  
In other news...She was still alive to begin with. I was certain we were going to find out soon that she'd been dead for years and years and the lawyers and hospital and such were still pretending to scam as much as they could.
 
2011-06-23 04:43:11 PM  
Who cares? I just cooked the FINEST Strip Steak Evah!!!!

/144 days. Moron. Loser.
 
2011-06-23 04:44:15 PM  
>> and diddly-squat to family

Ah yes another one of those rich people that accumulated all that money because of her moral superiority.

Such a shining example of family values too.
 
2011-06-23 04:48:06 PM  
OK ... I am not usually a fan of the punny headlines but this one was well done.
 
2011-06-23 04:48:47 PM  
"You're dead meat, Copper!"

(blam! blam!)
 
2011-06-23 04:49:23 PM  
FTA comments: shocktheday
Call me a ho, but I would've hit that for $34 million


meh, not that shocking.
 
2011-06-23 04:49:26 PM  
Fark you, Aunt Hugh.
 
2011-06-23 04:49:43 PM  
I think I would rather be like the members of this family and receive nothing at all. I actually returned the money sent my way out of an inheritance; my life is insulting enough as it is....lol. Yes, the amount really was that pitiful.
 
2011-06-23 04:50:20 PM  

Haplo127x: My brother is getting my 20 year collection of 'Dragon' magazine


You must really hate your brother.
 
2011-06-23 04:52:57 PM  

Latinwolf:
Except that she wouldn't LET them see her. According to her advisors, who--for all the relatives knew--could be relaying bad information.
Funny I don't see that in the article.


There was an investigation going on the last few years to figure out whether out she had all her faculties, or was being robbed blind by those people close to her. But since she wouldn't cooperate with anyone (I don't think she'd even talk to anyone outside her circle), I don't think they ever determined anything. And now she's dead, too late.

Not sure who wanted it all investigated--probably the family. I haven't really followed it all, and I live in the town her daddy made all his money in. Hard to keep a story current and interesting when no one's even seen the lady in years.
 
2011-06-23 04:55:03 PM  

Haplo127x: Why should she leave them anything anyways? Being related to someone doesn't mean you have to like them or give them your shiat when you die. My brother is getting my 20 year collection of 'Dragon' magazine and that's about it, my real friends can have the rest.


You're giving your friends the dice, the decorative sword you found at that one garage sale, AND the D&D modules?

;)
 
2011-06-23 04:55:16 PM  
I don't know anything about this woman, maybe she was mentally unbalanced and being taken advantage of by her "advisers". On the other hand, I could understand why she wouldn't want to see the relatives. I have quite a few relatives who only make contact when they need something, or want something from me. If I won the Powerball, I'd leave the money to JoJo The Wonder Monkey before I'd leave them anything.
 
2011-06-23 04:55:16 PM  
I think one of the worst things that can happen to a person is to inherit more money than any sane person could spend in a century.
 
2011-06-23 04:59:19 PM  
Hugette Clark was complete recluse and I think was taken advantage of by "people in power" in NYC, not just her lawyer. Her family petitioned to see her and to hire an independent guardian to manage her affairs, and both requests were turned down although at over 100 years of age, she was obviously not well.
 
2011-06-23 04:59:28 PM  
300 million? Now THAT's walking around money!
 
2011-06-23 04:59:43 PM  

Coelacanth: I think one of the worst things that can happen to a person is to inherit more money than any sane person could spend in a century.


What if you woke up one morning and realized you had been turned into Hitler? Worse than that?
 
2011-06-23 04:59:44 PM  

Fissile: I don't know anything about this woman, maybe she was mentally unbalanced and being taken advantage of by her "advisers". On the other hand, I could understand why she wouldn't want to see the relatives. I have quite a few relatives who only make contact when they need something, or want something from me. If I won the Powerball, I'd leave the money to JoJo The Wonder Monkey before I'd leave them anything.


I would leave to my relatives, in the form of a contract to have a goon from Blackwater beat the shiat out of them on a weekly basis.
 
2011-06-23 05:00:18 PM  

Gwendolyn: sithon: so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?

FTFA:
Clark, who had no children, specifically excluded blood relatives, writing that she'd "had minimal contact with them over the years."
Yep you shove auntie in a home for 20 years living in her place and questioning all her financial decisions don't expect to be named in the will. I bet if they had visited even twice a month it would have turned out differently.


Yeah, lots of folks here didn't read the whole story. Which is pretty f--ked up.

I believe the arts and nurse donations. The doctor, hospital, and her shady-ass legal and financial guys, not really. But the State of New York doesn't either, apparently.
 
2011-06-23 05:02:34 PM  

Latinwolf: JohnAnnArbor: Gwendolyn: sithon: so she is shuffled off to a care home for 20 years while they presumably live in her house and they are surprised by her actions?

FTFA:
Clark, who had no children, specifically excluded blood relatives, writing that she'd "had minimal contact with them over the years."
Yep you shove auntie in a home for 20 years living in her place and questioning all her financial decisions don't expect to be named in the will. I bet if they had visited even twice a month it would have turned out differently.

Except that she wouldn't LET them see her. According to her advisors, who--for all the relatives knew--could be relaying bad information.

Funny I don't see that in the article.


Then TFA is crap.

I want to say MSNBC is the site - anyway, they posted a slideshow about the woman, and then started investigating, and then it snowballed.

I don't doubt that she was mentally not all there and retreated into seclusion on her own terms. But then again, I don't doubt that she was taken advantage of with glee and abandon either.
 
2011-06-23 05:03:25 PM  
www.byanwong.com
 
2011-06-23 05:05:14 PM  

redstarr01: In other news...She was still alive to begin with. I was certain we were going to find out soon that she'd been dead for years and years and the lawyers and hospital and such were still pretending to scam as much as they could.


Eh, do we really know that? The hospital got taken care of in the will... probably not as much as they wanted but still.
 
2011-06-23 05:05:34 PM  
As someone who has seen this kind of thing on both sides of my family, I'm really getting a kick, etc.

At least she was still coherent enough to stick it to her asshole relatives. In the cases I saw it was relatives who got in home care, and aside from dispensing medication and being given a key to the house they were also given full access to bank accounts in order to pay the bills. Then when the relative dies and the caregiver can't be found, they all wondered why the bank accounts were empty and the previously paid-off real estate suddenly had several mortgages...
 
2011-06-23 05:07:06 PM  
fark them, it's her money, they aren't her kids. She can do what she wants.
 
2011-06-23 05:08:40 PM  
Francisco D'Anconia is dissapoint.
 
2011-06-23 05:11:00 PM  
>> and diddly-squat to family

Kinda reminds you of that close family relationship that the Rayguns enjoyed.
 
2011-06-23 05:11:05 PM  
If she was really being taken advantage of by her lawyer and accountant, then they didn't really do a good job, if all they got was $500,000 a piece.
 
2011-06-23 05:13:03 PM  
ha-ha-guy: Fissile: I don't know anything about this woman, maybe she was mentally unbalanced and being taken advantage of by her "advisers". On the other hand, I could understand why she wouldn't want to see the relatives. I have quite a few relatives who only make contact when they need something, or want something from me. If I won the Powerball, I'd leave the money to JoJo The Wonder Monkey before I'd leave them anything.

I would leave to my relatives, in the form of a contract to have a goon from Blackwater beat the shiat out of them on a weekly basis.


Haha! Make sure the beatings happen before they can get their check. Or better yet, do this before you die and make a YouTube page of the videos. Also take suggestions from the YouTube viewers on other ways to hurt or humiliate them, you'd never run out of ideas or laughs.
 
2011-06-23 05:14:09 PM  
LamOtter: What if you woke up one morning and realized you had been turned into Hitler? Worse than that?

At least Hitler got out and lived a little. Poor Huguette's only contact with the human race was her two scumbag lawyers and nurse towards the end of her life.
 
2011-06-23 05:15:29 PM  
You know that nurse had to have coerced that bequest somehow.
 
2011-06-23 05:17:29 PM  
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And to my family, I bequeth... a boot to the head!
 
2011-06-23 05:18:22 PM  
Definitely her money, but to leave everything you have to a nurse and charity instead of blood, shows just a bit of hate. Guess she was really mad about that fruit cake cousin Larry sent her.

I wonder if that is what daddy really wanted her to do with all the money he made though, I guess leaving everything to your crazy ass daughter so she can store art in 3 houses she never lives in isn't the wisest decision at times.
 
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