Fighting over Sherman Helmsey's ($50,000) estate

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  1. h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0

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    Three parties are fighting over Sherman's measly estate while Sherman's body rots in a morgue. Seems some feel entitled to his money.


    FOX NEWS -- Sherman Hemsley died at his home in El Paso, Texas on July 24. But three months on, the star of the CBS series “The Jeffersons†has yet to be laid to rest as the beneficiaries of his will, and even his cause of death, have been called into question.

    A worker at the Eastside location of the San Jose Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas confirmed to FOX411’s Pop Tarts column that Hemsley was still at the home, and that they were waiting for a court order telling them what to do with his body.

    It was revealed in August that Hemsley’s body had not been buried amid a legal dispute between his former manager and self-proclaimed business partner and live-in best friend Flora Enchinton – who was named as the sole beneficiary in his will – and a Philadelphia man, Richard Thornton, who claims to be the actor’s brother. Thornton filed a civil lawsuit disputing the validity of the will, signed by Hemsley one month prior to his death.

    Hemsley had said in media interviews that he was an only child. His estate is reportedly valued at $50,000.

    On September 24, Probate Court judge Patricia Chew delayed the trial over the actor’s estate and remains -- which had been scheduled for the following Monday -- to October 31, and ordered the man who claims to be Hemsley’s brother to undergo a DNA test. Thornton’s nephew Robert Thornton took the stand in support of his Uncle’s allegation, and also questioned the authenticity of the signature on the will, which left everything to Bernal, saying it “looked like tracing.â€

    But this is not where the bizarreness ends. A third person has since come forward amid the battle over Hemsley’s estate, vowing to intervene on the issue prior to the October 31st bench trial date.

    “There is only one person in the world who I believe Sherman would call a sister, and that is my mother,†Reverend Michael George Wells, a minister at Arch Street United Methodist Church – who claims to be a cousin on Hemsley’s mother’s side – told the El Paso Times, adding that he believes Bernal was not close to Sherman and that the Thorntons were not related to the late actor. “We are family, and we are not looking for money. But if we are entitled to something, we don’t want anyone else to have it,†he told The Times.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...-death-bizarre-legal-dispute/?intcmp=features


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    Not that many marbles to be fighting over - whoever wins this estate battle isn't likely to do much movin' on up.
     
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    archie bunkers not surprised
     
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    Ha. The legal expenses will turn out to be more than the estate is worth.

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    wow, after ALL those years on television, that's all he has as an "estate"?

    That would hardly buy Beff-O a new designer purse and matching shoes!!
     
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    Good thing he died, He sure didn't plan for his future. :tears2:
     
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    Ain't no "East Side" In any of this.......................
     
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    Really don't see any "Jefferson's" Re-runs in syndication....................
     
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    Fifty. Thousand. Dollars.
     
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    Only $50,000 left? I never knew collared greens were so expensive.
     
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    Yeah, what the fuck happened to his money? Was he spending it on young men with tight buns?
     
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    Maybe he got screwed by The Man. :dontknow:
     
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    Oh MAN!!!!! I'll be LOL'ing the rest of the week............Thanks Tom!!!!!
     
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    I'm a nobody and my "Estate" is a helluva lot larger than his was! DAMN!!
     
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    they didn't have syndication rights back when the jeffersons was made, he probably received nuttin for all the reruns.he died with nothing left which is the correct way to do it.
     
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    What re-runs?
     
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    I know what the ansewer is going to be, but how can a guy who was on tv for 15 plus years straight (jeffersons for 11 and amen for 5) only have 50k to his name? for shits sake what happened to the coin?
     
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    Many of his other gigs must have paid him in plugs.