Perelman scion grilled in excess of greed in inheritance fight

Revlon billionaire Ron Perelman’s daughter, Samantha, was established to inherit at least $20 million from her mother’s family — including a thirty.five-carat ring, Manhattan co-op and New Jersey manse.
She’s also in line to net a fortune from late mother Claudia ­Cohen’s $78 million estate — not to mention her father’s multibillion-dollar empire.
But even that’s not very good sufficient to satisfy the 23-12 months-aged, her uncle’s law firm billed in a Hackensack, NJ, court docket Tuesday.
“You didn’t say ‘I want to inherit $a hundred million to $50 million’?” demanded law firm Benjamin Clarke, who is defending James Cohen towards Samantha Perelman’s claim that he coerced his ailing dad into slicing her out of his $600 million Hudson Information fortune.
He was referring to a 2007 meeting amongst Perelman and her grandfather Robert Cohen, James and Claudia’s father.
“I would not characterize it as this sort of,’’ Samantha replied to the cross-evaluation on her next working day of testimony.
“You didn’t say ‘[I] want a 50 % or a third of your business’ to your grandfather?’’ Clarke asked.
Perelman denied it once again.
Painting Perelman as a greedy, ungrateful wealthy child, Clarke stated Samantha coldly filed fit against her uncle 15 days after his father, Robert Cohen, died at age 86.
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Samantha experimented with to get her grandfather declared lawfully ­incompetent after he modified his will, but her bid failed.
At one level, Clarke proposed that the Ivy League grad pupil was pushing for something that was not hers — and that she hardly essential any far more funds, in any case.

“You comprehend that your grandfather experienced the appropriate to treat you as an specific, not as a replacement for your mom?’’ he mentioned.
“He experienced regularly dealt with me and my mother the same,” Perelman answered.
“On the matter of your grandfather’s intentions in direction of you, do you contend that your grandfather did not know that you are the daughter of a single of the wealthiest gentlemen in the world?’’ Clarke requested.
She replied, “I do not know how that has everything to do with it.”
The defense also experimented with to hammer house the idea that Ron Perelman was pulling all the strings in the lawsuit.
Clarke famous that Claudia ­Cohen’s 2004 will would have presented her daughter $five million at age twenty five and then fifty percent of her remaining $seventy three million fortune at age 40.
But in 2007, as she lay dying of cancer at Sloan-Kettering, Cohen altered her will to make her ex, Ron, executor with sole manage in excess of the purse strings.
Clarke hinted that Samantha would do his bidding as prolonged as he managed the cash.
Samantha grew testy, declaring her dad “was [her mom’s] best friend.”
“You simply cannot use Ronald Perelman as a pawn,’’ she seethed. “It was for Claudia Cohen. He was functioning as an executor [when her will was modified in 2007]. He’s not this undesirable dude that we’re all striving to beat up.’’