Gore Vidal, Harvard University and a Contested Will

Gore Vidal, willBack in November, the New York Times Sunday Style section featured the final plot twist for Gore Vidal who bequeathed his entire estimated $37milllion estate to Harvard University even though he did not attend Harvard.

His nephew claims that he was promised his entire estate, although in later years Vidal accused that nephew of becoming a CIA imposter and trying to kidnap him.

His family claims that alcoholism and dementia left Vidal incompetent, and is the grounds for his sister commencing a will contest based on that incompetence.

Some believe that this was his final plot twist- to do the unexpected and up as a master contrarian. Two court cases are pending and no doubt the final chapter will be a page turner.

 

Source:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/fashion/In-a-final-plot-twist-Gore-Vidal-leaves-his-estate-to-Harvard-Universtity.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

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