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James Tupper Statements Late Anne Heche Left Her Estate to Him

A new wrinkle. Anne Heche‘s ex-boyfriend James Tupper claimed that the late actress still left him her estate soon after she died without having a will.

The Revenge alum, 57, objected to the court’s choice to place Homer Laffoon in charge of the estate, in accordance to files received by Us Weekly that had been filed in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 15.

Homer, 20, is Heche’s only child with ex-partner Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, whom she divorced in 2009. The Daytime Emmy winner also shared son Atlas, 13, with Tupper, whom she dated from 2007 to 2018.

Anne Heche's Ex James Tupper Claims Late Actress Left Her Estate to Him, Challenges Her Son Homer for Control

James Tupper and Anne Heche
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In the new paperwork, Tupper claimed that Heche designed her intentions for her estate crystal clear in an e-mail he claims she despatched in January 2011.

“FYI In case I die tomorrow and everyone asks,” the alleged e mail read through. “My wishes are that all of my belongings go to the regulate of Mr. James Tupper to be applied to elevate my young children and then presented to the little ones. They will be divided equally among our small children, now Homer Heche Laffoon and Atlas Heche Tupper, and their portion presented to each individual when they are the age of 25. When the past kid turns 25 any home or other attributes owned may possibly be offered and the income divided equally among the our kids.”

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Homer Laffoon
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Earlier this thirty day period, Us confirmed that Homer had submitted a request to be set in cost of his mother’s estate just after information broke that she died with out a will. The documents talked about his fifty percent-brother and integrated a petition for Homer to be appointed as guardian for Atlas’ part of the estate as nicely.

On Thursday, the court docket officially appointed Homer as the special administrator of the estate, but Tupper argued that he can reject Homer’s petition as the mum or dad of Atlas. The previous Significant Little Lies star also claimed that Homer is “not suited for appointment” due to the fact he is also younger and allegedly unemployed.

In addition, Tupper alleged that Homer and his mom were being estranged at the time of her dying, “due to his dropping out of college experiments and not working to help himself.” The Wag the Puppy actress died at age 53 right after an August 5 auto crash remaining her in a coma. She was taken off lifestyle guidance on August 14 after her organs ended up eradicated for donation.

Tupper went on to accuse Homer of altering the locks on Heche’s condominium the day she died and refusing to let Atlas in to accumulate his belongings. “The assertion that the [Heche’s] condominium is “vacant” in [Homer’s] pleadings is concerning,” the documents go through. “Her dwelling was full of her furnishings, jewellery, valuables, documents and documents, and their removing was in no way authorized by this Court or the legislation. Atlas has not been able to attain entry to this condominium considering that his mother’s dying.”

The Adult men in Trees alum more claimed that Homer “will not act in his brother’s most effective interest,” and alleged that the 20-year-aged was a no-show after agreeing to attend grief counseling with Atlas past thirty day period. “This is especially upsetting specified that Atlas is 13 years outdated, was with his mother on the working day of her death, and he has attained out to Homer regularly,” Tupper’s legal workforce alleged. “In simple fact, due to the fact their mother’s demise, Homer has not viewed his brother, nor experienced call with him.”

Bryan Phipps, an lawyer for Homer, responded to Tupper’s claims in a assertion to Us on Friday, September 16. “We desire to see the estate administration play out in court docket and not in the media, as our legal paperwork speak for themselves,” Phipps reported. “The courtroom appointing Homer particular administrator today supports that conclusion.”

A court docket listening to is scheduled for October 11.

With reporting by Diana Cooper