Gary Coleman’s ex manager Dion Mial is blasting the D’ffrent Strokes star’s ex-wife for cashing in on the actor’s death.
In a statement released to RadarOnline.com Mial calls Shannon Price “desperate,” terms Gary’s death “mysterious,” and asks everyone not to respond to any solicitations from Shannon.
Mial also claims that a new will by Gary Coleman is “null and void,” meaning that the will naming him as executor would still stand as valid.
The new developments come as Coleman’s death on May 28 at age 42 has turned into a battleground of people with competing interests. His parents battled his ex wife over the funeral, the ex wife has been shopping tales of his life and death and now multiple battles are breaking out over the actor’s will.
RadarOnline.com was first to report that Shannon, who was secretly divorced from Coleman, was profiting from his death, asking for up to $50,000 an interview.
She shot an interview within 24 hours of the star’s death and had that sold; she then shopped another interview.
Mial slammed Price and gave RadarOnline.com this statement on Monday:
“In light of Shannon Price’s ongoing desparate attempts to profit from the mysterious death of her “beloved husband,” by way of the sale and/or distribution of pre or post mortem “death photos,” moment-to-moment televison interviews for pay, video tours of her former home, Gary Coleman’s personal effects, photographs, or any items that have been removed from the home, without the written consent of a special administrator for or the executor of the Coleman estate, I emphatically request that all soliticiations from Shannon, or from any individual holding themselves out as her representative, be categorically denied and refused.
“Knowing Gary, as well as anyone could have, I assure his closest family, friends and fans that his disdain for this behavior would be unquestionable and paramount to any foregoing profession of “love” for Shannon that might have ever poured from his lips.”
Mial also told RadarOnline.com that he believes the 1999 Coleman will, naming Mial executor is still valid even though RadarOnline.com has uncovered a 2007 willl. We’ve also learned that the 1999 will benefits Mialm financially through a trust that is set up.
But the new will was created in 2007 and will be filed in court later this week.
Clearly that will be a new battleground.
Mial told RadarOnline.com exclusively: “If there is an updated will then the person who is aware of it should probably come forward.
“I am aware of a will for Gary Coleman that was filed in 2007 but that will was declared null and void.
“Certain criteria needs to be valid under Utah State statutory Law and that will did not meet it so it is null and void.
“Three different attorney’s have told me that the will from 2007 is invalid.”
Mial did not name the attorneys but expressed great confident that the 1999 will would stand up as valid.