Anne Heche’s ex James Tupper disputes her son’s declare to her property

A battle has damaged out over who ought to be left in control of Anne Heche’s property.

Heche’s ex-boyfriend James Tupper filed court docket paperwork Thursday in Los Angeles by which he claimed he’s the rightful executor of the property.

The submitting comes after Heche’s son Homer Laffoon, 20, filed a petition in August to be named administrator of Heche’s property, saying the actor died and not using a will. He additionally filed to be appointed authorized guardian of his 13-year-old brother, Atlas Heche Tupper, Heche’s son with Tupper. In court docket paperwork, the brothers are listed as the one two heirs of their mom’s property.

However the “Men in Trees” actor claims within the submitting obtained by The Instances that Heche did have a will by which she named him executor and that she emailed it to him in 2011.

“My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children,” learn the e-mail allegedly despatched from Heche, which Tupper filed as proof.

“They will be divided equally among our children, currently Homer Heche Laffoon and Atlas Heche-Tupper, and their portion given to each when they are the age of 25. When the last child turns 25 any house or other properties owned may be sold and the money divided equally among our children.”

Based on the doc, Tupper stated Laffoon was “not suitable for appointment as personal representative of this estate” and that the particular person in control of the property ought to be “someone with more experience and sophistication.”

“He is only 20 years of age and is unemployed, and was estranged from [Heche] at the time of her death due to his dropping out of university studies and not working to support himself,” the submitting learn.

Tupper additionally questioned whether or not Laffoon had his youthful brother’s greatest curiosity in thoughts.

“Homer agreed to attend grief counseling with Atlas, but Atlas was left waiting for him when he did not show up. He also agreed to meet Atlas and Tupper at a restaurant on August 25, 2022, but again did not show up, despite their waiting 1.5 hours for him,” Tupper claimed.

“This is particularly upsetting given that Atlas is 13 years old, was with his mother on the day of her death, and he has reached out to Homer repeatedly. In fact, since their mother’s death, Homer has not seen his brother, nor had contact with him.”

Whereas Tupper isn’t against personally dealing with the property, he says his first alternative is to rent a impartial, third-party skilled fiduciary to handle it.

Tupper’s petition famous “there is no urgent need to appoint a special administrator at this time,” regardless of Laffoon claiming in any other case.

In his submitting, Laffoon argued the publishing of Heche’s memoir “Call Me Anne” was an pressing cause to nominate an property administrator.

The e-book, which is ready to be launched Jan. 24, is a follow-up to Heche’s 2001 memoir, “Call Me Crazy,” and paperwork the actor’s rise to fame.

Based on its Amazon itemizing, it would contact on Heche’s relationship with Ellen DeGeneres within the early aughts, her encounter with disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and her journey to self-acceptance, amongst different issues.

Instances analysis librarian Scott Wilson contributed to this report.