This greedy beyotch got a ho sit down now she needs to pay the fawk up! A wealthy New York widow has been ordered to shell out a fare share of scrilla from her late husband’s estate to the special needs daughter she adopted from Asia then abandoned after deciding she was too difficult.
A mega-rich widow who gave up her adopted special-needs daughter after eight years has lost her bid to also cut the girl out of her family’s $250 million estate.
Christine Svenningsen had coldly contended her former daughter Emily — whom she had adopted from China when she was less than 1 year old — shouldn’t get a dime from her late husband’s estate because she has been adopted by another family.
The money-hungry mom was joined in her bid to keep Emily away from her family’s bounty by her five biological kids, the adopted girl’s former siblings.
But a state appeals court has ordered the family to share — finding Emily is still entitled to one-sixth of the trust funds her adopted dad had left behind for his children.
Party goods magnate John Svenningsen died of cancer in 1997, just a year after he and Christine adopted Emily.
The adoption agreement they signed guaranteed that “they would not abandon Emily or transfer or have her readopted, and that they would deem (Emily) a biological child.” It also gave her the right to inherit their estates.
John Svenningsen was true to his word — his will expressly provided that any children they had adopted should be treated equally to their five biological children.
But Svenningsen — who was the one who traveled to China for the adoption — eventually decided she didn’t want Emily anymore.
“Christine maintains that Emily was a difficult child and unable to bond with the family,” a probate court decision said.
“In December 2003, Svenningsen placed Emily at the Devereux Glenholme School based upon a diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder,” which occurs when a person has severe problems relating to other people, Judge Anthony Scarpino wrote.
“The staff at Devereux did not concur with the diagnosis,” Scarpino said.
Soon after Emily was enrolled, Svenningsen’s lawyers told school administrators she wanted to give the girl up for adoption — news that thrilled Devereux staffer Maryann Campbell, who often cared for Emily on the weekends with her husband and felt “bonded” with her. Campbell and her husband agreed to adopt Emily — but Svenningsen never mentioned to them or the adoption agency that she had been named as a beneficiary in John Svenningsen’s will.
They remained in the dark until 2007, when one of the lawyers for John Svenningsen’s estate told them there was a trust that could help with her medical expenses. When they tried to find out more, they were stonewalled — and then found out through court filings that she would be entitled to a share of her first adopted father’s estate at an unspecified date.
Svenningsen — who has made headlines by spending $33 million to buy some islands in Long Island Sound — contended that since Emily was no longer a family member, she shouldn’t be entitled to a share of the family fortune.
In a Feb. 6 decision, the state Appellate Division disagreed, finding Emily was John Svenningsen’s daughter and heir when he died. The court ordered the family to provide Campbell and Cass with an accounting.
Scarpino’s decision said Emily has “thrived” with her new parents, who declined comment on Friday.
Svenningsen, who remarried in 2010, could not be reached, and her lawyers did not return calls.
That lady ain’t isht! She definitely qualifies as an Epitome of a Bad Mother. We’re just glad Emily and her new family got justice.
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