“You know, the bank accounts were frozen. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. They froze them. As all of the accounts were in Mr Winner’s name, she has been unable to access his multi-million pound fortune. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. On Friday Judge Peter Testar ruled Gueorguieva took the money but could not be sure that she brought the iron bar to the scene and found that she did not "gratuitously" cause Mrs Winner pain. Gurgana Gueorguieva subjected Geraldine Winner to a three-hour ordeal at her Knightsbridge home in October 2015, Geraldine Winner, with her late husband Michael, was attacked in her own home, Geraldine and Michael Winner married in 2011, three-hour ordeal at her Knightsbridge home, denied bringing a weapon to intentionally injure, US election 2020 live results: Donald Trump claims 'legal' victory and says Joe Biden is cheating, Joe Biden 2020: What a Democratic Presidential win would mean for America.
Michael Winner might have been renowned for his expensive tastes, but the film director’s widow has been left penniless after his assets were frozen following his death. Alter A-levels and GCSEs to take into account lost learning, parents demand, US election results and maps 2020: All eyes on Nevada and Arizona as final states prepare to declare. Mrs Winner said her husband’s friends are also feeling the pinch. The Fat Pig Diet is published by JR Books, £12.99. Michael Winner: 'The people who hate me just don't get the joke' The snappily dressed director of 34 films, who flits between London, LA and Barbados, is 75 this week. She confessed to taking the goods with a total value of between £100,000 and £300,000, as well as taking framed photographs of Michael Winner. Literally within five minutes of his death they had frozen everything,” she told the Sunday Times. Mrs Winner, admitted however, that she still hired a housekeeper to maintain the couple’s £60m, 46-room Kensington home.
Prosecutor Mark Gadsden said: "The primary motive was to get revenge by taking items of sentimental value but there was a secondary motive to make money from it. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Jackson's autopsy report was released on August 28, 2009, and the Los Angeles County Coroner concluded that Jackson's death was a … Judge Testar said that Gueorguieva intentionally took items including framed photos of Mr Winner with famous people, and sentimental jewellery. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Nevada 2020 election results: why is the vote count so delayed? Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Michael Jackson would have been 62 years old now if was still alive.. News of the King of Pop's death on June 25, 2009, shocked not only his loyal fans but the entire world. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. The court heard she had spent two years preparing for the offence including following Mrs Winner home, researching the building and listening to her conversations to gather information for the attack. However, when she pleaded guilty, Gueorguieva denied bringing a weapon to intentionally injure the 81-year-old widow or taking €20,000, prompting a fact-finding hearing at Southwark Crown Court. Well, they have stopped it.’ So it’s not only me.”. As well as the prison sentence, Judge Testar also made an indefinite restraining order against Gueorguieva, banning her from going within 100 metres of Mrs Winner or places she is thought to be. During the attack, Gueorguieva, 48, hit and restrained Mrs Winner with plastic cable ties before stealing jewellery, cash and art, leaving her with three deep cuts to the head as well as a broken rib and finger. He added: "She developed a loathing of Geraldine Winner. She said, ‘Geraldine, Michael promised me that my allowance would continue so that I could pay my mortgage until the probate ended. It is no exaggeration to say that her resentment of Mrs Winner became an obsession. Handing down the nine-year six-month sentence, Judge Testar said the offence was a "prolonged" attack on the widow who was vulnerable. US election: Donald Trump claims he has won 'easily' and suggests Supreme Court will rule on result, Donald Trump claims he won 'easily' and 'suspects' judges are going to have to rule on election. Who is winning the key swing states in the 2020 US election - and when will they be called? Later on during the shoot Diana was apparently overheard talking to some girlfriends of hers and said to one of them, “well, I’ll tell you one thing, Michael definitely isn’t gay.” When this assistant asked Michael if anything had happened between them, Michael said, “you’d have to ask her that,” and when he asked Diana, she told him he needed to ask Michael. Never.”. "She suffered the lasting effects that one would expect from such an ordeal.". Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. He would never, ever have left me with no money. Arizona 2020 election results: could Trump still win? Gueorguieva told the court she believed Mrs Winner had caused Michael Winner to remove her from his will before he died in 2013, rescinding a potential inheritance of £100,000. Michael Winner’s ex-partner violently robbed his widow to take "revenge" over a change in his will, a court heard, as she was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison.
Gueorguieva, 48, had been in a relationship with Mr Winner between 1999 and 2002 and admitted she "disliked" Mrs Winner who married him in 2011. All rights reserved. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. 'I've never paid for sex. https://www.theguardian.com/.../oct/10/my-family-values-michael-winner It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. However, he acknowledged that Mrs Winner was seriously hurt and that Gueorguieva "became quite obsessed" with getting revenge on the widow. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Gueorguieva, of Russell Road, Holland Park, argued the injuries were inflicted in self-defence while trying to get Mrs Winner to calm down. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Gurgana Gueorguieva subjected Geraldine Winner, 81, to a three-hour ordeal at her Knightsbridge home in October 2015 after forcing herself into the flat shortly after 10pm. Prosecutors alleged she had brought and used an iron bar as well as using Mrs Winner's own kettle to deliberately cause the injuries, both before and after pushing her way into the flat to commence the robbery.
Michael Winner's widow 'left penniless' after film director's assets, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Michael Winner’s ex-partner violently robbed his widow to take "revenge" over a change in his will, a court heard, as she was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison.
However, Judge Testar said that these were "extraordinary ideas". "The defendant wanted to take away items from Geraldine Winner that were important to her, particularly items that were given to her by Michael Winner.". Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Never ever. The "obsessed" ex-girlfriend of the late Michael Winner has been sentenced to almost 10 years in prison after violently robbing his widow. “To show you I wasn’t the only one Michael was looking after very nicely, I had a text from one of his old girlfriends.
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