Cunt Alert: Leona Helmsley gives $12 million to dog (MERGED)

NEW YORK - Leona Helmsley's dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley's grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire's estate.

Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.

She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer — so long as they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year.

Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each.

Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer's other children — Craig and Meegan Panzirer — for "reasons that are known to them," she wrote.

But no one made out better than Trouble, who once appeared in ads for the Helmsley Hotels, and lived up to her name by biting a housekeeper.

"I direct that when my dog, Trouble, dies, her remains shall be buried next to my remains in the Helmsley mausoleum," Helmsley wrote in her will.

The mausoleum, she ordered, must be "washed or steam-cleaned at least once a year." She left behind $3 million for the upkeep of her final resting place in Westchester County, where she is buried with her husband, Harry Helmsley.

She also left her chauffeur, Nicholas Celea, $100,000.

She ordered that cash from sales of the Helmsley's residences and belongings, reported to be worth billions, be sold and that the money be given to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Her longtime spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, had no comment.

Helmsley died earlier this month at her Connecticut home. She became known as a symbol of 1980s greed and earned the nickname "the Queen of Mean" after her 1988 indictment and subsequent conviction for tax evasion. One employee had quoted her as snarling, "Only the little people pay taxes."
What a bossy old coot. I hope her brother kicks the dog in the liver.


Another girrrrl!!!
HAHAHAHA! I love it! A lesson in family loyalty. I need to send this to one of my siblings. :)


Perv-switch toggler
Cunt, absolutely........but, I do think this falls into Jimmy's "You have to respect that" file because of the way she dissed the stupid trust fund grandchildren who you know HAD to be banking on getting big money. beautiful.

CM Mark

The East is Ours!
as the front page of the New York Post says, That's a Rich Bitch!

Cunty McShitballs

Imagine, if you will...
Fuck it... good for her.

Anytime anyone with money dies it makes me sick to see these fucking phony leeches hanging around waiting for a payday.

Seen it happen many times with my own family.

How about this? Work hard, use some fucking ingenuity, stop bitching, and make your own damn money!
Sounds like she spent twice as much on peanut butter

Kris_LTRMa's Ma
Leona Helmsley's Dog a Rich Bitch

Leona's dog gets her paws on $12M in will


Wednesday, August 29th 2007, 4:00 AM

Leona's dog Trouble got $12M and afterlife spot in mausoleum.

* Document: Leon Helmsley's will

Billionaire Leona Helmsley's pampered pooch will go on living in the lap of luxury.

The Queen of Mean cut two of her grandchildren out of her $4 billion fortune, but left her largest bequest to Trouble, her tiny white Maltese.

A source said the $12 million trust was created to care for the dog, who once starred in ads for the Helmsley Hotels.

Helmsley even stipulated that the dog be buried beside her and her husband, Harry, in a five-star mausoleum that will be maintained with a $3 million perpetual-care trust.

The luxury-hotel queen, who died last week at age 87, set aside billions for charity and loved ones in a will made public yesterday in Manhattan Surrogate's Court.

No one made out better than Trouble - not even Leona's brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was left $10million.

The will also meticulously details how Helmsley and Trouble are to spend the afterlife - in an ornate mausoleum she ordered to be "washed or steam-cleaned at least once a year."

The pooch will be cared for by Rosenthal until she dies. Then, she will join her loving master, who in her later years rarely appeared in public without Trouble at her side.

"I direct that when my dog, Trouble, dies, her remains shall be buried next to my remains in the Helmsley Mausoleum," Helmsley wrote.

While Trouble scored a bone-anza, two of Helmsley's grandkids were ordered to keep their paws off the mountain of money accumulated by the woman Forbes magazine last year ranked as the world's 369th richest person.

"I have not made any provisions in this will for my grandson Craig Panzirer or my granddaughter Meegan Panzirer for reasons which are known to them," she wrote.

The two outcasts are among the four children born to Helmsley's only son, Jay Panzirer, who died in 1982.

The others, David and Walter Panzirer, will get $5 million each - but only as long as they play by their grandma's strict rules. Helmsley wrote that neither brother will get a penny unless they visit their father's grave once a year, "preferably on the anniversary of my said son's death."

To make sure her grandsons meet their annual requirement, Helmsley ordered a guest book be installed inside the family mausoleum at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Westchester County.

All of the Helmsley grandchildren declined to comment yesterday. Helmsley had a hot-and-cold relationship with all four of her grandchildren.

Lawyers for the estate did not return calls. Helmsley's longtime spokesman and friend Howard Rubenstein declined to comment.

The 14-page document also lays out the terms by which the Helmsley Mausoleum will be maintained.

In 2005, Leona Helmsley transferred the remains of her husband and son from Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx to Sleepy Hollow, instantly making the family's mausoleum the biggest property in the graveyard.

Now her will attempts to ensure the 1,300-square-foot resting place - with its 12 granite columns and stained-glass windows - will be the most cared for in the cemetery.

"I direct that my trustees arrange for the Mausoleums to be acid-washed or steam-cleaned at least once a year," wrote Helmsley, who requested that she be buried wearing her gold wedding band.

Helmsley, who famously said, "Only the little people pay taxes," before being locked up for tax evasion, provided for at least one of those little people.

She left $100,000 in her will for her chauffeur Nicholas Celea.

The will orders that Helmsley's jewelry, art, cars and other valuable property be sold off, with the proceeds - totaling billions - going to unnamed causes through the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
They didn't call her the Queen of Mean for nothing. Effing bitch

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
I agree, you gotta respect that. She told those little gold diggers to go fuck themselves and left 12 million to her dog.


if that was my grandmother i'd dig that bitch up and shit in her dead throat once a year!

You give your family a few million then leave BILLIONS to a charity?!

Fuck thats cold


Another girrrrl!!!
Balzac, you might want to consider the other side of the story. Did the grand kids ever visit? Were they nasty to her? Yeah, it sucks to be written out of the will but some people deserve it. My sibling chose to become reacquainted with a fucking dead beat that never paid the money he owed me. He has no concept of loaylty to family, and therefore I will return the favor & write him out of my will. Not that I have much, but I worked too hard for it to be handed over to a SIBLING that couldn't care less about how others treat me.


Perv-switch toggler
this story just got much more interesting....

this means that, as cunty as she was, that she'll be regarded as the greatest dog/pet supporter in history. i guess cats are fucked. with that kind of money, you could create a ted turner ranch that could handle every rescued stray dog in the country. kind of a friendly puppy auschwitz.

July 2, 2008
Helmsley’s Fortune May Go to the Dogs

Sure, the hotelier and real estate magnate Leona Helmsley left $12 million in her will to her dog, Trouble. But that, it turns out, is nothing much compared with what other dogs may receive from the charitable trust of Mrs. Helmsley, who died last August.

Her instructions, specified in a two-page “mission statement,” are that the entire trust, valued at $5 billion to $8 billion and amounting to virtually all her estate, be used for the care and welfare of dogs, according to two people who have seen the document and who described it on condition of anonymity.

It is by no means clear, however, that all the money will go to dogs. Another provision of the mission statement says Mrs. Helmsley’s trustees may use their discretion in distributing the money, and some lawyers say the statement may not mean much anyway, given that its directions were not incorporated into Mrs. Helmsley’s will or the trust documents.

“The statement is an expression of her wishes that is not necessarily legally binding,” said William Josephson, a lawyer who ran the Charities Bureau in the New York State attorney general’s office from 1999 to 2004.

Still, longstanding laws favor adherence to a donor’s intent, and the mission statement is the only clear expression of Mrs. Helmsley’s charitable intentions. That will make it hard for her trustees, as well as the probate court and state charity regulators, to ignore.

The two people who described the statement said Mrs. Helmsley signed it in 2003 to establish goals for the multibillion-dollar trust that would disburse assets after her death.

The first goal was to help indigent people, the second to provide for the care and welfare of dogs. A year later, they said, she deleted the first goal.

Howard J. Rubenstein, a spokesman for the executors of Mrs. Helmsley’s estate, said they did not want to comment on the statement because they were still working to determine the trust’s direction.

Mrs. Helmsley, the widow of Harry B. Helmsley, who built a real estate empire in Manhattan, was best known for her sharp tongue and impatience with humanity. She became a household name when she was featured in glossy advertisements for the Helmsley hotels. “It’s the only palace in the world where the queen stands guard,” advertisements for the Helmsley Palace proclaimed.

But for many Americans, she later became a symbol of unbridled arrogance and belief in entitlement, particularly after she was convicted in 1989 of $1.2 million in federal income tax evasion, for which she was sent to prison. She was the subject of a 1990 television film, “Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean,” with Suzanne Pleshette in the title role, and at least three books.

When she died last year at 87, she left all but a few million dollars of her vast estate to what will become one of the nation’s dozen largest foundations when the probate process is finished. She had $2.3 billion in liquid assets when she died, according to the probate petition, and the disposal of her real estate holdings is expected to produce an additional $3 billion to $6 billion.

Even if the resulting total is at the low end of the estimate — $5 billion or so — the trust will be worth almost 10 times the combined assets of all 7,381 animal-related nonprofit groups reporting to the Internal Revenue Service in 2005.

The five executors of her will — Mrs. Helmsley’s brother, Alvin Rosenthal; two of her grandsons, Walter and David Panzirer; her lawyer, Sandor Frankel; and her longtime friend John Codey — have been preoccupied with disposing of the real estate.

They are also the trustees of the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and, according to the two people who discussed the mission statement, have fretted about the public outcry that disclosure of its terms might incite.

They have reason for concern: News last year that the biggest named beneficiary in Mrs. Helmsley’s will was Trouble, her Maltese, led to death threats against the dog, which now requires security costing $100,000 a year. But they also cannot sit on the liquid assets much longer without raising questions from the attorney general’s office, which oversees the use of charitable assets in New York State.

The trustees recently hired a philanthropic advisory service to help them figure out a way to remain true to Mrs. Helmsley’s intentions while at the same time pursuing broader charitable goals with her foundation.

Judge Renee R. Roth of Surrogate’s Court in Manhattan will also play a role. She has already demonstrated a willingness to be flexible, cutting the size of Trouble’s trust fund to $2 million, from the $12 million prescribed in Mrs. Helmsley’s will, and ordering that the difference be added to the pending charitable trust.

Judge Roth also agreed to a settlement between the trustees and two of Mrs. Helmsley’s grandchildren who were explicitly left out of her will. The agreement gave those grandchildren $6 million each.

There are many ways the trustees could spend the Helmsley money on dogs. National groups like the Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have programs dedicated to dogs, and many smaller local groups rescue abandoned and abused dogs.

Or the trustees could use the trust’s money to finance veterinary schools or research on canine diseases.

Her goal of helping dogs was not Mrs. Helmsley’s only posthumous quirk. In her will, she ordered that her tomb, in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., be “acid-washed or steam-cleaned” once a year.

She also made two of her grandchildren’s $10 million inheritance contingent on their visiting their father’s grave, requiring that a registration book be placed in the mausoleum to prove that they had shown up.


Registered User
At the little shelter the dogs will have a new building and the cattery still has a leeky roof.


Perv-switch toggler
UPDATE: Her trustees have officially fucked her will over! Regardless of her cuntiness, I find this really disgusting. Hopefully she can put some kind of curse on them. This should be a big story in my opinion. Not even from the animal charities getting screwed perspective, just from the "ignoring of someone's will" perspective. (see post #14 above)



April 22, 2009 --

Who cut the dogs out?

Trustees for Leona Helmsley's estate yesterday said they are giving $136 million of the Queen of Mean's money to charity -- with only $1 million going to the canine causes she so loved.

Helmsley, 87, who died in 2007, left barking orders in her will that funds from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust would be used for "purposes related to the provision of care for dogs."

That wording of the mission statement, filed in 2004, ignited a court battle over whether the money could be used to help beings with fewer than four legs.

Dog lovers were wagging their tails in delight until February when a judge ruled that the trustees had sole authority to decide which charities could benefit from her multibillion-dollar fortune.

The trustees -- Helmsley's brother, two grandchildren, a close friend and a lawyer -- had been concerned the directive might keep their charitable giving on too tight a leash.

Helmsley's estate announced its first round of charitable grants, including a $40 million gift to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The majority goes to New York City hospitals and other health-care systems across the country.

Animal-rights groups, meanwhile, got only a small bite of fortune -- a kibble-sized $1 million, including $100,000 to the ASPCA.

Wayne Pacelle, chief executive of the Humane Society of the United States, said the amount of donations to animal charities -- ranging from the animal-cruelty-prevention society to groups such as Canine Partners for Life -- doesn't reflect Helmsley's wishes.

"Giving less than 1 percent of the allocation to dog-related organizations is a trifling amount and not consistent with Leona Helmsley's expressed intention," Pacelle said. "We've been in touch with interested parties and hope for a constructive resolution."

Critics, the trustees said, are barking up the wrong tree.

"We are continuing the philanthropic legacy of Mr. and Mrs. Helmsley," the trustees said in a statement.

"Throughout their lives, the Helmsleys were committed to helping others, through the innovations of medical research, responding to those in need during critical times, and in other areas. We now have the privilege of continuing their good works by providing support where it will make a difference."

A spokeswoman for the trust did not return a call seeking comment as to why the animal-groups took such a big hit.

Helmsley's fortune after her death had been estimated at $5 billion to $8 billion.

The luxury-hotel queen callously left $12 million in her will to her tiny Maltese, Trouble, while freezing out two of her grandchildren. She directed that when the dog died it would be buried next to her and her husband. State law bars animals from being buried in human cemeteries.


it's a man, baby!!!
That truly sucks, last will and testament means what it is and should not be tampered with.