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#1 Thunda

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:15 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Leona Helmsley's dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley's grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire's estate.

Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.

She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer -- so long as they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year.

Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each.

Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer's other children -- Craig and Meegan Panzirer -- for "reasons that are known to them," she wrote.

But no one made out better than Trouble, who once appeared in ads for the Helmsley Hotels, and lived up to her name by biting a housekeeper.

"I direct that when my dog, Trouble, dies, her remains shall be buried next to my remains in the Helmsley mausoleum," Helmsley wrote in her will.

The mausoleum, she ordered, must be "washed or steam-cleaned at least once a year." She left behind $3 million for the upkeep of her final resting place in Westchester County, where she is buried with her husband, Harry Helmsley.

She also left her chauffeur, Nicholas Celea, $100,000.

She ordered that cash from sales of the Helmsley's residences and belongings, reported to be worth billions, be sold and that the money be given to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Her longtime spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, had no comment.

Helmsley died earlier this month at her Connecticut home. She became known as a symbol of 1980s greed and earned the nickname "the Queen of Mean" after her 1988 indictment and subsequent conviction for tax evasion. One employee had quoted her as snarling, "Only the little people pay taxes."


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Posted 08 September 2007 - 06:33 PM

Ah I've read about this.

I have to say that wills are among the strangest documents written by mankind.
In a way, wills are a reflection of where one's heart truly lies.
At least she's donating some of her equity to charity.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:07 PM

What was she on lately? Giving a dog $12 million? What is the dog going to do with so much money?

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:31 PM

Hey, it's been done before actually. They pamper the dog with it mush1i.gif.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 07:34 PM

I've heard about it a while ago. Giving money to a dog is weird though, but I guess it could be done.Though at least give it to someone important to you if you don't want to give it to your grandchildren, that way things make much more sense.

Edited by TZD, 10 September 2007 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:51 PM

Well, when you get old and grumpy, a* dog is your best friend. Sounds reasonable to me.

Edited by LetFireFall, 10 September 2007 - 08:52 PM.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:26 PM

I'd cry if she was my grandma.

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 11:38 PM

I've heard of similar inheritance cases and I suppose a dog can be a lady's best friend too.
(It makes me wonder what were the reasons behind not leaving any money to her grandchildren.)

Edited by JadeCurtiss, 10 September 2007 - 11:54 PM.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 02:34 AM

QUOTE(JadeCurtiss @ Sep 11 2007, 12:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard of similar inheritance cases and I suppose a dog can be a lady's best friend too.
(It makes me wonder what were the reasons behind not leaving any money to her grandchildren.)


Probably burned down one of her estates, or accidentally kicked her dog. It's gotta be something really extreme for her to give 2 of her grandchildren $5m each, and leave the other 2 with absolutely nothing. weirdface7ut.gif

EDIT: Wikipedia semi-solves this.
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Helmsley had four grandchildren. Two of them each will receive $5 million in trust and $5 million outright, under the condition that they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year. Her other two grandchildren, Craig and Meegan Panzirer, receive nothing. It has been alleged that they were omitted from the will because they failed to name any of their children after her late husband.


Hmm. It seems that the two are getting a split 5m trust/5m upfront each totaling to $20m for both of them, and that's got to be the crappiest reason to omit someone from your will.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:55 AM

To be fair, wills have never been about fairness; they have always been about wishes, and death is probably the one time people completely disregard any social morals and just do whatever they want.

Since it seems she became aware of the looming void drawing near, I guess I can overlook her display of petty vengeance for not being remembered by posterity the way she wanted to.
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 05:28 PM

Utterly ridiculous if you ask me, ITS A DOG FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 08:21 PM

Lol. Must be a fat dog.

Discussed it with my dad; she said she's truly the queen of Mean; even after death she's pissing people off, lol. Simply messing with the two grandchildren... And after the dog dies, the two grandchildren might even fight over whoever gets the remaining money of the will.
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE(Winter Flower @ Sep 8 2007, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah I've read about this.

I have to say that wills are among the strangest documents written by mankind.
In a way, wills are a reflection of where one's heart truly lies.
At least she's donating some of her equity to charity.

Well said...

Not much to say about this, but if that Wikipedia article is right, I would much rather live with out the money then give into the old bag's wishes.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:05 AM

That's a lot to say. You would give up $5 million dollars for not naming a child after your father?
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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:24 PM

QUOTE(Thunda @ Sep 13 2007, 02:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That's a lot to say. You would give up $5 million dollars for not naming a child after your father?

Yes, exactly.

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 10:41 PM

What a total -female dog-

I'd cry if she was my grandmother >_>


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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:32 AM

Strange...but I guess it isn't THAT strange from a kidie point of view :333

from what I see, a soul of a human is more dirty than anything else on this world. So I guess a dog soul > a human soul. I'd agree with her leaving 12millon to a dog over her grand childrens. but it is kind of odd.

but I guess you know how some old ladies are. They talk about their feelings more to their pets than their family X___X andddd they even spent more time with their pet over their family so it I guess it wouldn't be odd if that old lady is closer to the dog than family :3
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Posted 15 September 2007 - 10:45 AM

Stuff like this happens more and more. Some people in there will will leave there land even to non animated objects such as trees. I have heard about this stuff before.

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