An ex-stripper known as Veronica Beckham was left a six figure inheritance by a HBO executive she met months before his death.
Former stripper gets Sh22 million inheritance from dead customer
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Beckham, 34, said that she met the network's IT director Mickey Liu in the Atlantic City Scores strip club in July 2014 and asserted that they have been friends ever since.
Less than a year later, Liu, 50, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment.
Liu was diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes and appeared to have been an alcoholic.
Beckham explained that her friendship with Liu is why he named her the beneficiary of his retirement accounts and left her a life insurance policy worth Sh 22 million (USD 223,000).
Liu's sister however, claims, “Beckham, as a professional exotic dancer, was adept at applying and using coercion and manipulation upon men. Beckham preyed upon Micky Liu’s vulnerability by exerting influence over him in the form of moral coercion"
The transfers were signed off between October 2014 and January 2015 and record show that Liu and Beckham "were no longer friends".
“I miss you,” he wrote her in a Jan. 20 email. “Why is it taking you so long to get your phone replaced? Money? Need some? I’m not used to not being able to contact you.”
Beckham denied that she was a gold digger.
“None of the stuff about me enticing him into naming me as a beneficiary is true. I was very hurt by the lurid and untrue allegations,” said Beckham, who has since refashioned herself into a Miami-based stylist for clients like rapper Flo Rida.
Liu's sister still plans to oppose her the judge's decision not to contest the will as only Liu's former girlfriend could contest it.
“We’re reviewing the decision,” said her attorney, Stephen Holihan.
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