A legal battle is looming over the estate of late actress Ann Hesh, the Tribune Content Agency has reported.
Last week, the former partner of the Hollywood celebrity, James Tupper, filed a lawsuit in a court in Los Angeles, in which he claims that by right he should manage her inheritance. The “Six Days, Seven Nights” star died aged 53 in August after a serious car accident.
In August, Emmy Award winner Homer Lafoun’s 20-year-old son from her marriage to Coleman Lafoun asked a court to appoint him as administrator of her estate. Hash left no will. The young man is also demanding to be designated as the legal representative of his 13-year-old brother Atlas Hash Tupper, whom the actress gave birth to during her romance with James Tupper. The two brothers are listed as the sole heirs of their mother.
Actor Tupper, with whom the blonde became close on the set of the series “Men in Trees”, claims that she left a will in which he was named as his executor and that she sent it to him by e-mail in 2011.
“It is my desire that all my possessions be under the control of James Tupper and be used for the rearing of my children and then given to them“, the email the man attached to his lawsuit states.
“They will be divided equally between our children, currently Homer Hash Lafune and Atlas Hash-Tupper, each receiving their share when they reach 25 years of age. After the last child attains the said age, any house or other property of mine, to be sold, and the money to be divided equally between our children“.
In the court filing, Tupper states that Lafune “is not fit to be designated as the personal representative of this estate” and that the person who will control it must be “someone with more experience and skills“.
“He is only 20 years old, unemployed, and was estranged from Hesh before her death for dropping out of school and not working to support himself“, the application reads.
James also questions whether Lafune would act to achieve the best for his younger brother.
“Homer agreed to see a grief counselor with Atlas, but he didn’t show up for the consultation, leaving Atlas to wait for him. He agreed to meet his brother and me at a restaurant on August 25, 2022, but he did not come even though we waited for him for an hour and a half“, Tupper wrote to the court. He adds that all this is extremely upsetting for Anne’s younger heir, who is 13 years old and was with his mother on the day of her death, BTA reports. He has repeatedly sought contact with a brother si, but since their mother’s death the two have not seen each other and Homer has not kept in touch with Atlas.
James Tupper notes that if his request is granted, he plans to hire a neutral third party, a professional, to manage Hash’s estate.