Seems all is not well in the Ledger family. Since the death of Heath Ledger back in January, his father, Kim Ledger, has been managing the millions his son left behind.
Now, Heath's uncles are speaking publicly against Kim and his handling of Heath's fortune.
Heath's uncles claim that Kim has a very bad track record with managing finances and estates. In fact, 15 years ago, Kim so poorly managed the estate their grandfather, a well respected engineer, had left them that he had to be removed as executor.
It is estimated that the estate was worth more than $2 million back in the '80s. Kim was removed from the estate by the Supreme Court due to a ruling that stated Kim's handling of the estate "placed the assets at risk."
Mike Ledger, one of Heath's uncles, stated that their grandfather's estated "plunged into enormous debt." He also claims that the family has no gain in removing Kim as executor, but their main focus is that Heath's daughter, Matilda, will be taken care of, despite a statement from Kim stating he would help.
Uncle Mike says on behalf of some of the family, "Our only vested interest is to assure that Matilda is well looked after. When you are talking about large sums of money like this, it should be an independent executor, but Kim hasn't chosen that way."
Money always gets in the way! They couldn't resolve this issue within the family????
One defender for Kim is Robert John Collins, the executor of Heath's will, who has known the family for over 30 years. He said the claims by Mike and the others were "rubbish".
Reports are that Kim and his brothers have been estranged since he almost ruined their grandfather's estate. So much so, that 17 family members weren't even invited to Heath's memorial and funeral.
To that Mike says, "I'm his godfather. We didn't even have the ability or the opportunity to pay our last respects to Heath. And I tell you, that is terrible – that is so sad."
Sad. Such drama and all over money.
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