Samantha Perelman loses struggle above grandfather’s hundreds of thousands
She’ll just have to settle for the $sixty seven million her mom previously still left her.
Samantha Perelman — the 24-year-outdated daughter of billionaire investment mogul Ronald Perelman and late millionaire Website page Six columnist Claudia Cohen — on Wednesday misplaced her New Jersey court fight for tens of thousands and thousands more from her grandfather’s $600 million Hudson Information fortune.
The poor minor abundant female had been cut out of the will of Parkinson’s-afflicted granddad Robert Cohen back again in 2008, with Claudia’s brother, James, receiving the lion’s share of the newspaper and journal retail empire fortune.
On Wednesday, a choose in Hackensack place an finish — for now — to many years of courtroom battles by siding with James, ruling he had not exerted undue affect above the frail Robert Cohen, as Samantha had contended.
Samantha loses a bequest of $25 million her granddad had initially manufactured, a $five million believe in fund, a company jet, her grandfather’s property in Englewood, NJ, and a share in a Palm Beach front mansion.
James Cohen experienced offered the choose with moving testimony about how his ailing father blinked his eyes in anger and struggled to clench his contorted fists at the memory of Ronald Perelman prying into the finances of his fortune, even as he lay virtually bodily incapacitated.
Samantha was cut out of the will because of to that anger, James Cohen had argued.
“We are dissatisfied with the selection, and think it is not steady with the intention and needs of Robert Cohen with regard to his daughter Claudia and his granddaughter Samantha,” Perelman family spokeswoman Christine Taylor explained in a assertion.
The silver lining for Samantha? The judge granted that she did have sensible lead to to obstacle the will, and ordered Jimmy to pay out her legal expenses out of the estate.
The unsightly struggle may not be more than, however. “We are assessing our authorized options,” the Perelman spokeswoman said.
In addition to the $sixty seven million she gained outright from mother Claudia — who passed away from most cancers at age 56 in 2007 — Samantha nevertheless has the eventual prospect of a sizable slice of her dad’s believed $14 billion fortune.