Vittone to spill beans on fight for Joost’s will
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.