×
74 678
Fashion Jobs
COLUMBIA
Global Merchandising Manager – Equipment & Accessories
Permanent · PORTLAND
SOREL
Director, Ecommerce
Permanent · PORTLAND
OLD NAVY
General Manager - Eastchase Plaza
Permanent · MONTGOMERY
JCPENNEY
Asset Protection Manager, Holyoke, ma
Permanent · Holyoke
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Security Ambassador - Northshore
Permanent · Peabody
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Agent - Belle Isle Station Rack
Permanent · Oklahoma City
NORDSTROM
Asset Protection - Agent - City Creek Center
Permanent · Salt Lake City
RALPH LAUREN
General Manager
Permanent · Southampton
URBN
pv Rittenhouse | Assistant General Manager (m&v)
Permanent · PHILADELPHIA
URBN
Free People Assistant Visual Manager
Permanent · NASHVILLE
SACKS
Lead, Inventory Control And Quality Insurance, 2nd Shift
Permanent · WILKES-BARRE
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Hardlines
Permanent · Warsaw
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Softlines
Permanent · North Andover
KOHLS
Full-Time Sales Supervisor - Hardlines
Permanent · Saint Joseph
KOHLS
Senior Product Manager, Marketplace, Remote
Permanent · Menomonee Falls
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
00014 Certified Color Consultant
Permanent · LOS ANGELES
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Usa-100598-Product Owner - Digital
Permanent · DENTON
SALLY BEAUTY CORPORATE
Usa-100598-Product Owner - Digital
Permanent · DENTON
DECKERS
Stock Operations Lead, Ugg
Permanent · WHITE PLAINS
BLOOMINGDALE'S
Manager, Sales - Shoes/Handbags
Permanent · HUNTINGTON STATION
BLOOMINGDALE'S
Asset Protection Detective, Full Time, San Francisco
Permanent · SAN FRANCISCO
ADIDAS
Retail General Manager Adidas - Citadel Outlets 6202, Commerce ca
Permanent · COMMERCE
By
AFP
Published
Dec 2, 2009
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Family bids to stop France's richest woman giving cash away

By
AFP
Published
Dec 2, 2009

NANTERRE, France, Dec 2, 2009 (AFP) - The daughter of France's richest woman, multi-billionaire L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, has asked a court to place her under a judicial supervision order, lawyers said Wednesday 2 December.

Liliane Bettencourt
Photo : Joël Saget/AFP

The 87-year-old socialite's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, argues that her mother is no longer in her right mind, after she gave away more than one billion euros (1.5 billion dollars) to a society photographer.

Lawyer Olivier Metzner, acting for the daughter, said he had lodged a suit with a family court in the plush west Parisian suburb of Nanterre seeking "only to protect Liliane Bettencourt" from exploitation by the unscrupulous.

Bettencourt's lawyer dismissed this, accusing Bettencourt-Meyers of trying to get her hands on her mother's 30 percent interest in the global cosmetics giant that lies behind her reported 13.4-billion-dollar fortune.

Georges Kiejman accused the 56-year-old daughter, who is still heir to the stake and a member of the L'Oreal board, of "indecent haste" in seeking to seize "what is not yet entirely hers."

The attempt to have Bettencourt declared legally incompetent is the latest twist in a long-running legal battle launched by Bettencourt-Meyers against the 62-year-old photographer, writer and artist Francois-Marie Banier.

Since the early 1990s, the heiress has given Banier gifts -- cheques, life insurance policies and artworks -- said to worth more than a billion euros.

Bettencourt insists that she is in full possession of her faculties and gave the money to Banier as gifts to a friend, dismissing her daughter's claims that she has been manipulated by a conman.

French state prosecutors have declined to prosecute Banier, arguing that there is insufficient evidence or abuse of trust, but the daughter has lodged a criminal complaint and remains determined to bring a private prosecution.

Metzner said that he now has access to the prosecutors' dropped case file and that he believes it contains enough evidence to demonstrate Bettencourt's mental weakness to a court.

Copyright © 2023 AFP. All rights reserved. All information displayed in this section (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the contents of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presses.