Robin Williams Estate Lawsuit: Widow's Accusations "Wholly Untrue," Late Actor's Children Say - NBC Bay Area

Robin Williams Estate Lawsuit: Widow's Accusations "Wholly Untrue," Late Actor's Children Say

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    Robin Williams' Children: Widow's Accusations "Untrue"

    Robin Williams' children are speaking out after his widow filed a lawsuit accusing the actor's children from two previous marriages of taking items without her permission. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015)

    Robin Williams' children are speaking out after his widow filed a lawsuit accusing the actor’s children from two previous marriages of taking items without her permission.

    A spokesman for Williams' three children gave a statement exclusively to NBC, saying in part, "The insinuation that they or their representatives may have taken anything from the house is both despicable and wholly untrue. The fact is that they have been barred from what had been their father's house, and not even the trustees of the Robin Williams trust have been able to conduct a complete inventory."

    In papers filed in December in San Francisco Superior Court, Williams' wife, Susan asks the court to exclude the contents of the Tiburon home that she shared with Williams from the jewelry, memorabilia and other items Williams wanted the children to have.

    In his will, Williams left his third wife the house in Tiburon. He wanted his children to have his personal belongings.

    In papers filed the day before Christmas, Susan Schneider Williams complained some items had been removed from her home.

    The New York Times reports both sides are interested in the late comedian's collections of bicycles, fossils and toys.

    Williams died at his Tiburon home in August. The coroner ruled Williams' death a suicide that resulted from asphyxia caused by hanging.

    Susan Williams has said the actor and comedian was struggling with depression, anxiety and a recent Parkinson's disease diagnosis when his personal assistant found him dead.

    Information from the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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