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Monday, July 31, 2006

Anthony Marshall denies neglecting his mother

Earlier on this blog, I reported on allegations that Anthony Marshall has been mistreating his mother, Brooke Aster.

In response these allegations, Anthony Marshall says that he loves his mother and gives her the best treatment possible, spending over $2.5 million a year on her.  Read the full article, Socialite's son denies abuse claims (July 28, 2006), CNN.com.
Here are some excerpts:
"I love my mother, and no one cares more about her than I do," Anthony Marshall, 82, said in a statement Thursday.
Marshall, a former diplomat and Broadway producer who is now his mother's legal guardian, claimed the family spends more than $2.5 million a year to care for Astor at her Park Avenue duplex. She "has a staff of eight with instructions to provide her with whatever she needs and whatever they think she should have," he said.
Anthony Marshall and his wife visited [Brooke] Astor [at Lenox Hill Hospital] Thursday evening. Speaking to reporters afterward, Marshall said he was "very touched and encouraged by the fact that my mother's present state of age has brought attention to the need for care of elderly people."


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