2020 Valerie Bertinelli 2009-10-09 HDTV XviD Avi (1 cd)
Brooke Astor's 85-Year-Old Son Convicted of 14 Criminal Counts,
Including Fraud and Grand Larceny
In what may be the most famous family feud of the decade, ''20/20'' reports
on a fight to the finish over the fortune of millionaire socialite Brooke
Astor. According to her grandson, Philip Marshall, Mrs. Astor -- who was a
fixture in the New York social scene and a famous philanthropist who gave
away millions of dollars to charities -- was being neglected by her very
own son, Tony Marshall (Philip's father).
It was also alleged that Marshall was siphoning off Astor's fortune for
his own use and tricking her into changing her will while she suffered from
Alzheimer's in her final years. Astor died in 2007 at the age of 105. Just
yesterday the jury convicted 85-year-old Tony Marshall of 14 criminal counts,
including fraud and grand larceny.
For the first time since the five-month headline-making trial began, Philip
Marshall talks exclusively to ''20/20'' about the events that led to his
allegations against his very own father. ABC News also has exclusive access
to Tony Marshall and his wife, Charlene. We also speak to Meryl Gordon, author
of the biography ''Mrs. Astor Regrets.''
''One day at a time'' has taken on a new meaning for Valerie Bertinelli.
Everyone got a fresh look at her recently when the former sitcom star shed
weight and posed in a bikini. Now, as she struggles to keep off the weight,
Bertinelli speaks candidly to ''20/20'' about her new perspective on her body,
motherhood and raising a teen rock star, her broken marriage to rocker Eddie
Van Halen, and former co-star Mackenzie Phillips.
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