Jerry Lewis' children from first marriage fighting famous father's will calling it a fraud
Late comedian #Jerry Lewis' first wife and mother to six of his children Patty Lewis has been threatened with eviction by the nursing home where she resides. Since Jerry's death last August it has been one struggle after the next for Lewis' first family. Following Lewis' passing funds that had been provided for Patty since the couple's divorce in 1980 were suddenly cut off according to Hollywood News Daily reports.
Jerry Lewis intentionally left six children out of his will
Jerry and Patty Lewis were married for 36 years and had six children together, one which is deceased. #Gary Lewis is fighting to keep mom safe and taken care of and has set up a GoFundMe page in hopes of doing so.
Not only is the family fighting for their mom's rights, they are also fighting their father's estate and have claimed that Jerry's will is a fake.
San Dee Lewis and daughter inherit $75 million
Gary Lewis claims that Jerry's signature on the has been forged and that he has proof. Gary had the signature examined by a professional forensic graphologist who has declared the signature a fraud. The family is also in the process of contesting the will which states that Jerry Lewis purposely excluded his six children and their descendants from inheriting one cent from his $75 million estate.
Coincidentally, the entirety of the estate was left to Jerry's second wife San Dee and their daughter Danielle. The entire situation is a painful and ugly battle for the family. Gary Lewis has told the family's story to authors Richard Lertzman and William Birnes for a new biography book that will detail Jerry Lewis' life with Patty and their six children.
As previously reported, Casey Kasem and Glen Campbell's families are currently fighting amongst themselves over their famous father's estates and last wishes. Kasem passed away in 2014 and the battle continues within the courts between Kasem's children and Kasem's widow Jean Kasem. Glen Campbell, who passed away in August after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease family continues to battle over the estate and their father's care during the time of his illness.
With the exception of Jerry Lewis, who purposely disowned the majority of his children, the long nasty drawn-out court battles are very sad. These types of celebrity family legal cases over money are not the first and will surely not be the last. When it comes to money, sadly, in a lot of cases it will drive a wedge between even the closest of families.
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Jerry Lewis' wife Patty threatened with eviction by nursing home