Larry King’s widow, Shawn King, tells Page Six that she was blindsided by this week’s revelation that he had a secret will that did not point out her — and he or she says she’s getting ready to battle it vigorously in court.
She additionally believes somebody pressured him to draw it up, she says.
On Thursday, press experiences emerged saying that the legendary broadcaster — who died final month — wrote a handwritten modification to his will in 2019, leaving his $2 million property to his 5 kids. It notably omitted his estranged spouse.
“We had a really watertight household property plan,” stated Shawn, including that they wrote the plan “as a pair” in 2015. “It nonetheless exists, and it’s the professional will. Period. And I totally consider it will maintain up, and my attorneys are going to be submitting a response, in all probability by the top of the day.”
The authorized scenario surrounding Larry’s dying was already complicated. He had filed for divorce from his seventh spouse, Shawn, in August 2019 — two months earlier than the amended will was written — however he handed away earlier than the break up was settled in court. Also, the amended will names 5 of King’s kids, Andy, Chiara, Larry Jr., and his youngsters with Shawn, Cannon and Chance — however Andy and Chiara each handed away in 2020.
Larry advised Page Six earlier than his dying that he had turn into shut buddies with Shawn once more after he filed for divorce, and Shawn tells us that they spoke day by day. But she says Larry by no means advised her in regards to the amended will.
Asked why she believes he made it, she stated, “It beats me!”
Shawn advised us that Cannon and Chance, two of the three surviving heirs, have been additionally unaware of the secret will, and have been “shocked” to study it exists.
She stated that they assist her authorized battle towards in. “They are usually not glad about this,” she advised us.
Asked if she believes somebody exerted affect on Larry to write the modification, Shawn stated, “Yes,” however would not elaborate.
She says that she does not consider that Larry wrote her out of the will as a result of he was sore after submitting the divorce papers. “Based on the timeline, it simply does not make sense,” she stated.
The property is a relatively meager $2 million, particularly if it is to be break up between his survival heirs and, presumably, the survivors of his late son and daughter. When we requested why Shawn goes to warfare after being dropped from a will that will probably solely have netted her round $300,000 anyway, she advised us, “It’s the precept.”