When a large estate is at stake, you cannot be too careful.
Bill Cunningham was a successful and accomplished New York photographer before he died in June.
He was 87.
Now, a team of his advisors and muses claim something is not right with his will, according to Page Six in their report titled “Muses claim Bill Cunningham’s will was ‘fudged.’”
Alexandra Lebenthal, a financial guru of sorts for Bill Cunningham and a regular subject of his photographs, is particularly suspicious.
Lebenthal gladly complied and has several letters alluding to their discussions.
Throughout these correspondences, Lebenthal claims she had seen the will.
However, the will on file when he died, did not align with these discussion and letters.
An August 2016 article in The Post described the directions in this will on file.
Concerned, Lebenthal and her group paid investigators to review the will on file.
She claims it was suspicious, including smudge marks and “fishy” notaries.
However, she is powerless to challenge the will because she was not named in it.
A sad tale indeed.
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Reference: Page Six (December 13, 2016) “Muses claim Bill Cunningham’s will was ‘fudged’”