A lot has been happening after the death of legendary American broadcaster, Larry King, as his wife Shawn has gone to court to contest his will.
The renowned broadcaster was worth two million dollars.
There is a plan by Larry King’s widow, Shawn King, to file court papers contesting his secret will. On Tuesday, her lawyers filed the documents in an L.A. court, Page Six reports.
Interestingly, it was discovered that, Larry, who died last month at 87, had filed for divorce from Shawn in 2019, and last week a “secret” handwritten will surfaced; which didn’t mention Shawn and left his $2 million estate to his kids.
But Shawn, 61, claims in the new papers that Larry’s ill health left him susceptible to “outside influence” and that he might not have even been aware he was signing the new will — plus, she says that when he died, he wasn’t even planning on going through with the divorce.
According to The Blast, “Larry was highly susceptible to outside influences and at the time he purportedly executed the [new version of his will] was of questionable mental capacity, having recently suffered a stroke and about to undergo a medical procedure (and possibly already under the influence of pre-operative medication),”
She’s asking that a 2015 will — which she told Page Six had been made by Shawn and Larry “as a couple” with the help of a lawyer — be recognized as the true will and that she be named the executor of the estate, per that document.
On his will, he wrote the new version, about two months after he filed for divorce, but Shawn suggested in the court papers the estranged couple were on the verge of reconciling when he died.
“At the time of Larry’s death there was a divorce proceeding that had been pending for quite some time,” the papers say. “Larry was not pushing the divorce and was generally non responsive and refused to participate in the divorce proceeding. He gave no indication that he actually wanted to pursue a divorce.”
The Blast also confirmed that, Shawn claims the new will “violates the terms of two different post-nuptial agreements between herself and Larry.”