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Trouble’s Got Trouble!


Leona Helmsley


Real estate baroness Leona Helmsly’s little dog Trouble has just been bilked out of her multi-million dollar inheritance!

Now the poor little dog will have to get by for the remainder of it’s life on just 1 million dollars! GASP!

 She was actually left $12 million  by her deceased owner!  POOR DOG!

Trouble has Ms. Helmsly’s grandchildren to thank for this travesty; they contested her will which previously had stipulated that her entire empire should go to dog-related charities and named Trouble as a beneficiary. 

As it stands now, $136 million will go to HUMAN-related charities and $1 million will be divided between 10 animal rights charities including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and several guide dogs for the blind organizations.

Wow, just think what $136 million would have done for animal shelters here.  Greed 1, animals 0.

It’s comforting  to know that it doesn’t really matter what you want done with the assets that were yours; once you’re gone, it seems like judges always rule against the animals.  Booo!


No One Wants Trouble

Leona Helmsley and her dog Trouble

She was left $12 million, but clearly, money can’t buy Trouble love.

Leona Helmsley‘s petite, pampered pooch has been living with the hired help at the late Queen of Mean’s Connecticut estate because her new owner doesn’t want to have anything to do with her, The Post has learned.

In her will, Helmsley asked that her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, take care of the dog, but a source said he “doesn’t want it.”

Read the entire article at the NY Post.


Helmsley’s Pooch Gets Tons of Dough in Will

Leona Helmsley and Trouble

Trouble, Leona Helmsley‘s, white Maltese who lived up to her name biting a housekeeper, took a $12 million bite out of the will much to the dismay and shock of family members. Trouble will later be buried alongside Helmsley in a mausoleum when she dies.

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 will leaves a total of $50 million in bequests to Trouble the dog and three family members (two of them who received less than Trouble), and instructs that the remainder of her personal fortune – which is estimated to be valued at between $4 billion and $8 billion – to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

She pointedly excluded two of her grandkids, Craig and Meegan Panzirer, “for reasons which are known to them,” the filing says. Her 12 great-grandchildren aren’t mentioned at all.