EXCLUSIVE: Gary Coleman's Ex-Wife On Explosive Third Will: "Despicable"

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Jun. 11 2010, Published 8:35 a.m. ET

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The lawyer for Gary Coleman's ex-wife, Shannon Price, has described the sudden emergence of a third will in the battle over the late actor's estate as "despicable."

But attorney Todd A. Bradford said it was still business as usual -- and he expected Price, 24, to assume full control of her ex-husband's affairs.

"I will handle everything as I would have before, because the 2007 addendum names Shannon as the sole beneficiary," Bradford told

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"I don't think this would effect her legal rights because the codicil was written in 2007 and this new will is from two years earlier."

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Price, who filed a handwritten document dated Sept. 4, 2007 in a Provo, Utah, court, had not yet formally learned of the bizarre new twist, according to her lawyer.

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"If I have to get off the phone to speak to Shannon," a shocked Bradford told, "she is not aware of this new will, as far I know."

The document is 23 pages long and was executed on February 3, 2005 and Entertainment Tonight reported it was filed Friday afternoon in Utah.

It leaves everything to a woman named Anna Gray, who  was reputedly CEO of Coleman's corporation and previously lived with the star.

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The existence of the third will almost certainly removes Coleman's former manager, Dion Mial, as executor of the actor's affairs.

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In Price's claim, Coleman supposedly suggested his ex-wife was the "sole heir of any and all monies, properties, bank accounts, earnings, model trains, vehicles, cars, toys, games, electronics, homes, other inheritances if any, all things physical and/or intellectual."

Bradford added: "It is a despicable thing that someone held back this will... It is not what Gary would have wanted."



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