Is Omarosa a gold digger? The family of Michael Clarke Duncan apparently has its suspicions.
Duncan, the Green Mile actor, apparently left most of his money to Omarosa Manigault, his fiancee, when he rewrote his will in April 2012 and evidently made her the primary beneficiary. Duncan passed away at age 54 in September 2012 at a Los Angeles hospital. He had suffered a massive heart attack in July.
Duncan’s sister Judy has now hired a lawyer to investigate whether Omarosa exercised what the law calls undue influence to convince him to change the beneficiaries of his estate. In other words, Duncan apparently suspects the reality TV star may have taken advantage of her brother when he allegedly lacked full decisionmaking capacity.
TMZ reported the following: “Judy believes MCD was not of sound mind when he made the changes … because as early as December 2011, the actor was not himself, slurring words and stumbling around. Judy says her suspicions about Omarosa intensified when MCD was hospitalized following his heart attack … telling us Omarosa was fixated on MCD’s money when he was on life support.”
Judy Duncan also claims that the reality television show star has sold off some of Duncan’s personal property without the family’s permission. Omarosa, who is an ordained minister, has denied having any control over Duncan’s estate or his finances.
In a separate legal matter, Omarosa herself is pursuing a lawsuit against La Toya Jackson for allegedly defaming her on The Celebrity Apprentice in connection with Jackson’s comments about the circumstances surrounding Duncan’s death.
Omarosa herself was fired from the show that aired a week ago Sunday night after a boardroom confrontation with Dennis Rodman and Lil’ Jon. In giving Omarosa the axe, Donald Trump declared that he “adored” her and admitted that she was a prime mover in making the original Apprentice (i.e., the non-celebrity version) a big success and helping make Trump a TV star.