Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Second Rate Actress Accused Of Undue Influence Over Will Of Vitamin Supplement Mogul

ArticlePictureGerald Kessler was worth an estimated $800 million at his death from his nutritional supplement empire. However, instead of the his estate passing to his children his will left everything to his wife of five years who is 30 years Kessler's junior. As a result, his children from an earlier marriage have filed suit to set aside the will, which was executed in 2013, due to undue influence and elder abuse. In addition, the suit claims that Meadow Williams was never legally divorced in 1994 and that her purported marriage to Kessler is void due to bigamy. In response, the attorney for Williams stated that Kessler's family abandoned their father and had been estranged from him for years and that his client represented the closest relation he had. As of now, no trial date has been set.

See Snejana Farberov, Tycoon's children claim D-list actress, 49, conned octogenarian husband into signing over his $800 MILLION estate before his death - while she was still married to another man, The Daily Mail, September 15, 2015.

Special thanks to Joel Dobris (Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law) for bringing this article to my attention.



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