Vit­tone to spill beans on fight for Joost’s will

The Times (South Africa) - - NEWS - KYLE ZEEMAN

AMOR Vit­tone is tired of be­ing “painted as a dead­beat mother” and plans to write a book in which she will open up about her dis­pute with Joost van der Westhuizen’s fam­ily over his will.

Vit­tone has been at log­ger­heads with the fam­ily since Van der Westhuizen’s death in Fe­bru­ary and re­cently suc­ceeded in a court bat­tle that saw the fam­ily with­draw its re­quest to de­clare an un­signed will as valid.

A sec­ond will‚ which was ap­par­ently drawn up when the star was too sick to sign it him­self‚ was de­clared in­valid by the master of the high court. This means the ini­tial will‚ which ap­par­ently left ev­ery­thing to Vit­tone and their chil­dren‚ will come into ef­fect.

She told TshisaLIVE she was re­lieved but sad­dened by the out­come.

“I think that Joost would have been sad to have wit­nessed the bit­ter­ness that took place‚” Vit­tone said.

She went on to ex­plain that the ac­ri­mony that had de­vel­oped be­tween her and the fam­ily had come from “sit­u­a­tions that took place be­hind closed doors”.

Vit­tone claimed she was be­ing

‘ I am painted as a dead­beat mother but that is bullsh*t

cru­ci­fied in an at­tempt to tar­nish her rep­u­ta­tion.

“They said that I wasn’t there at his side in his last mo­ments‚ but that was be­cause they told us to go some­where else.

“I am con­stantly painted as a bad per­son‚ un­car­ing wife and a dead­beat mother, but that is bullsh*t.

“Peo­ple do not know the truth. I won’t be cru­ci­fied for some­thing I didn’t do,” she said.

Vit­tone de­nied she was look­ing to fi­nan­cially ben­e­fit from Van der Westhuizen’s es­tate.

“I made my own fi­nan­cial sac­ri­fices to be there for Joost af­ter his con­tro­versy and even more so when he got sick.

“I lost ev­ery­thing: spon­sor­ships and mu­sic deals. I went through hell to be with him. I am not look­ing to ‘cash in’ on his es­tate. I am a grown woman.”

Van der Westhuizen died aged 45 af­ter a lengthy bat­tle with mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease.

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