A new legal proceeding intended to prevent John R. Jakobson's mistress from witnessing that Chicago PD actress Marina Squerciati has left part of his $ 100 million fortune, states that the Wall Street mogul said she had a & # 39; big surprise & # 39; in his will.
Jakobson's son, the executor of his legacy, tries to prevent Marie Squercati from speaking out by using the dead man's statute protecting the assets of the dead from claims of the living to serve their interests.
Documents submitted to the Manhattan Surrogate Court mention vague terms the man who died in April 2017 at the age of 86 – and who allegedly had many cases – allegedly used in formulating plans for his will.
"I am a gentleman and you can read that only good thing," he would have told his mistress in 1981 about their alleged daughter, now 37, who later played as officer Kim Burgess on Chicago PD.
New lawsuit reveals that John R. Jakobson said that Marina Squerciati in 1981 was a & # 39; big surprise & # 39; in his will
Marina kept her father's identity secret until she learned that she was not listed as a beneficiary
The mogul's widow, Joan Jakobson, said she was not aware of his alleged love child who kept her family life a secret until she found out she had stayed out of the will.
The three living children of Jakobson from his marriage – including Maggie Wheeler who played Janice on Friends – were included in the will.
But the man's family, that Just 25 became one of the youngest people to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1955, refusing to recognize her as one of his children.
But Marina was absent in his will.
According to the New York Post, Jakobson was a ladies man who had several affairs, including one with former Miss America Bess Myerson.
Marina is the product of his affair with her mother Marie Squerciati, who wrote for TV in the & # 39; 70 and & # 39; 80 and wrote for the Village Voice and the New York Times.
Jakobson made the promise in 1981 to Marina & # 39; s mother, his mistress, Marie Squerciati
He is said to have told Marie about the will plans for his alleged love child Marina: & # 39; I am a gentleman and you may only read that good & # 39;
The affair reportedly lasted a year and led to the birth of Marina in August 1981.
Jakobson married his widow Joan Jakobson in 1983 with whom they shared a son named Nicholas.
From his first marriage to study friend Barbara Jakobson he had three children, one of whom died.
Marina has kept her father's identity a secret all her life, as he is said to have paid her mother $ 1,200 a month for over 20 years – using money for Marina's babysitter and for her rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side from New York City.
Jakobson has also reportedly paid for Marina's education, including $ 175,000 in tuition for Dalton School, then $ 131,000 for her education at Northwestern University, where she graduated in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in theater.
He also sent flowers and birthday gifts to Marina, and even invested in a play in which she appeared.
The performer of his estate, son Nicholas Jakobson (pictured left with his sister Caitlin Rea Clark) has claimed that there is no written evidence of a promise. Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice on Friends, is also the daughter of the mogul
Now Nicholas wants to be under the status of the & # 39; dead man & # 39; Preventing Marie from witnessing about their alleged verbal communication. He is depicted with Claire Khodara and Nick Jakobson at the Fountain House Fall Fete on October 17, 2018 in New York
Despite verbal promises that he would make Marina a & # 39; substantial & # 39; would give confidence in his will, the Wall Street mogul seems to have neglected this.
When Marina was engaged, her mother Jakobson is said to have asked for a gift, which he reportedly confirmed to receive money under his will & # 39 ;.
His will, however, contains money for his first and second wife, three surviving children and stepdaughter, but not for Marina.
In her court records, she said the price of her silence & # 39; extraordinary & # 39; and missed the opportunity to build a relationship with her alleged father and & # 39; any relationship with her half-brothers & sisters & # 39; was denied.
Despite these claims, Jakobson & # 39; s widow Joan says she was not aware of the existence of the alleged love child of her deceased husband.
& # 39; I don't know at all. She said she was John's daughter? This has affected me all, like, I don't know – a snowstorm, & she said to the Post.
The news about the bomb brought Squerciatis to his estate last September to inquire whether Marina was named a beneficiary, according to court records.
Mogul & # 39; s widow Joan Jakobson (photo in 2005) says she was unaware of his alleged love child
Nicholas Jakobson has spent & # 39; considerable time and … significant legal costs on investigating the claim & # 39 ;.
Judicial files of the estate say that Marina & # 39; s accusations & # 39; no basis for facts or laws & # 39; and & # 39; amounts to nothing more than a greedy attempt to make an alleged, vague oral promise to (her) mother, rather than to herself, and that did not result in legally recognizable damage to her & # 39 ;.
Lawyers added that even if Marina could prove that Jakobson was her father, she has no written evidence of his promise to leave her money in his will, and said she & # 39; had sufficient opportunity as an adult & # 39; to have her father put his word in writing.
Marina was offered a $ 50,000 settlement by Jakobson's lawyers.
& # 39; She may have wanted to avoid the opprobrium, which, although unfair and unjustified, is often cast on non-marital children, & # 39; said lawyers in court.
& # 39; As a successful actor, (she) may have been particularly sensitive to this given her public personality and position in popular culture, & # 39; she added.
Marina playing Kim Burgess on Chicago PD and is featured in Episode 622, entitled Reckoning
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