A thriller third party made a legal bid for what stays of Geoffrey Edelsten’s ragged property.
Edelsten died a digital pauper in June final year, leaving behind an property valued at simply over $1million, regardless of the disgraced businessman’s determined makes an attempt to painting a picture of utmost wealth in his ultimate years.
In his will, Edelsten gave his son Matthew Beard $50,000, leaving nothing to his second spouse, American socialite Brynne Gordon, and third spouse, former escort Gabi Grecko.
A thriller third party has joined Geoffrey Edelsten’s ex-wife Brynne Gordon and son Matthew Beard of their battle for what stays of the late businessman’s ragged property. (Pictured: Gordon and Edelsten at the Melbourne Cup in November 2013)
Beard, 33, and Gordon, 39, have since lodged papers within the Victorian Supreme Court.
Beard, who lives in America, is arguing he deserves greater portion of his father’s property, whereas Melbourne-based Gordon claims she is entitled to a slice of what’s left.
This week, the courtroom heard an unknown third claimant is now making ready to lodge their very own declare for Edelsten’s property, reviews the Herald Sun.
Edelsten gave his bodybuilder son Matthew Beard, 33, (pictured) $50,000 in his will. Beard, who lives in America, has argued he deserves greater portion of his late father’s property
This week, the courtroom heard an unknown third claimant is now making ready to lodge their very own declare for Edelsten’s property. (Edelsten and Gordon are pictured in November 2011)
Executors have been told of the thriller claimant’s intentions final week, and will due to this fact maintain off from distributing the property.
The party was described as a doubtlessly ‘eligible person’ within the matter, though their actual relationship to Edelsten was not specified.
Meanwhile, Gordon’s lawyer Carolyn Sparke KC described the previous actuality star as penniless and in determined want of a ‘nest egg’.
Edelsten additionally left nothing to his third and ultimate spouse, former escort Gabi Grecko. (Pictured: Edelsten and Grecko at the Melbourne Cup in November 2014)
Beard, who has a tattoo of his late father’s surname on his torso (pictured), can be looking for prices for the courtroom motion
Ms Sparke additionally said Gordon ‘has a suspicion’ that Edelsten’s property is value greater than it has been valued.
At the height of his success, Edelsten owned the Sydney Swans AFL football membership, travelled in helicopters and led an extravagant life-style.
However, his ultimate will revealed the dire monetary circumstances the infamous womaniser was in earlier than his loss of life.
In July, Gordon launched legal motion with the Supreme Court of Victoria this week after being snubbed by the disgraced doctor in his ultimate will
In July, Gordon launched legal motion with the Supreme Court of Victoria this week after being snubbed by the disgraced doctor in his ultimate will.
In legal motion taken against Michael John Webb and Lindsay Lawrence Hosking because the executers of Edelsten’s will, Gordon claims she is entitled to a slice of what’s left of Edelsten’s property.
‘The distribution of the deceased’s property effected by his said Will is corresponding to to not make satisfactory provision for the correct upkeep and assist of the Plaintiff,’ a discover to the courtroom acknowledged.
Pictured is the picket casket of Geoffrey Edelsten at his funeral in June 2021
Gordon, who was married to Edelsten between 2009–2014, told the courtroom that she too was deserving of a handout.
‘The deceased made specific legacies of $50,000 and three of $25,000 to people who appear to be friends or acquaintances, gifts by way of commission in the order of $25,000 to each of his executors, a legacy of $300,000 to a business associate, two legacies of $100,000 to two charities and the residue divided between four charities,’ Gordon complained.
Edelsten had made it clear even in loss of life that he wished for Gordon to obtain nothing of his property.
Edelsten had made it clear even in loss of life that he wished for Gordon to obtain nothing of his property
‘I have made no provision for my former wife Brynne Gordon as we are divorced and I had made substantial and excessive provision for her during my marriage to her,’ his will acknowledged.
Edelsten’s son Beard in the meantime lodged his papers with the Supreme Court of Victoria in April.
In his submission, Beard, who received $1,000 a year till 2017 from his father, requested for money to fund his ‘education, maintenance and advancement in life’, to be paid out to him from Edelsten’s property.
Brynne Gordon and Geoffrey Edelsten married in 2009. (Pictured: the couple on their marriage ceremony day)
The bodybuilder, who has a tattoo of his late father’s surname on his torso, can be looking for prices for the courtroom motion.
The son of Isabel Beard, as soon as Edelsten’s receptionist, Matthew was the solely important family member Edelsten recognised within the will, despite the fact that he had not seen him since he was a toddler.
Beard, who has stayed out of the highlight not like his publicity-seeking father, is known to have attended Edelsten’s funeral on June 16 final year.
The son of Isabel Beard, as soon as Edelsten’s receptionist, Matthew was the one important family member Edelsten recognised within the will, despite the fact that he had not seen him since he was a toddler. (Pictured: Edelsten leaving courtroom in October 2012)
It is believed he stayed in contact with Edelsten by cellphone over time and was reportedly very distressed by his loss of life.
Meanwhile, Gabi Grecko has claimed she was nonetheless technically married to Edelsten at the time of his loss of life.
The couple, who have been 46 years aside in age, married in June 2015 however cut up in 2019.
Grecko has claimed she was nonetheless technically married to Edelsten at the time of his loss of life. The couple are pictured collectively
RISE AND FALL OF A DISGRACED EX-DOCTOR
Born: May 2, 1943 in Carlton
Nineteen Sixties: Edelsten owned a Melbourne-based record company earlier than turning to medicine
Nineteen Seventies: Edelsten and a colleague launch Preventicare, which offers diagnostic exams and computerised history-taking for docs all through Australia.
Nineteen Eighties: Edelsten started to run revolutionary and multi-disciplinary 24-hour medical centres.
Buys the Sydney Swans and marries mannequin Leanne Nesbitt.
Edelsten was struck off the medical registry in New South Wales in 1988 and later in Victoria.
1990: Jailed for perverting the course of justice and soliciting Christopher ‘Mr Rent-a-Kill’ Dale Flannery to assault a former affected person.
2001: Edelsten launches a company providing mail order paternity exams.
2005: Edelsten and a business companion discovered Allied Medical Group, which affords prolonged opening hours and bulk-billing for sufferers.
2011: Sells Allied in a deal value up to $200 million
2014: Edelsten recordsdata for chapter within the United States.
2021: Dies aged 78