Wil­liams’ widow, chil­dren set­tle fight

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Robin Wil­liams’ widow and his three chil­dren from pre­vi­ous mar­riages reached a set­tle­ment in their le­gal fight over the late ac­tor’s es­tate, end­ing a public dis­pute fol­low­ing the beloved co­me­dian’s sui­cide last year.

Terms of the out-of-court set­tle­ment were not dis­closed but lawyer James Wagstaffe, who is rep­re­sent­ing Su­san Wil­liams, said his client will re­main in the San Fran­cisco-area home she shared with Wil­liams and re­ceive liv­ing ex­penses to main­tain the home for the rest of her life.

Wagstaffe said she also will re­ceive awatch Robin Wil­liams of­ten wore, a bike bought on their hon­ey­moon and their wed­ding gifts.

Both sides ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion over the set­tle­ment, which re­mains sub­ject to court ap­proval.

Lawyer Mered­ith Bush­nell, who rep­re­sents the three chil­dren said, “I think they’re just very happy to have this be­hind them.”

Su­san Wil­liams filed a court pe­ti­tion in De­cem­ber, say­ing the con­tents of the Tiburon home she shared with Robin Wil­liams should be ex­cluded from the items the ac­tor left to his chil­dren.

She also claimed that some of her hus­band’s per­sonal items were taken with­out her per­mis­sion.

Wil­liams’ three chil­dren coun­tered that Su­san Wil­liams was “adding in­sult to a ter­ri­ble in­jury” by try­ing to change the trust agree­ment and de­prive them of items that their fa­ther clearly in­tended to leave to them.

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