Anne Heche estate battle: Son Homer Laffoon files new accusations against James Tupper amid 'personal attacks'

Anne Heche's son Homer Laffoon filed court documents in Los Angeles alleging that her ex-partner James Tupper made "personal attacks" ahead of a first court hearing at which Laffoon will seek to make himself executor of her estate.
Heche died August 11 from "inhalation and thermal injuries" following a car accident in Mar Vista, California the week before. Her manner of death was listed as accidental in a report released by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Shortly after her death, Homer, her 20-year-old son by her marriage to Coley Laffoon, applied to be appointed executor of her estate, which is still of unknown value and requires forensic accounting to determine its value.
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In the new opposition documents, Homer, who is defined as a "petitioner," attempted to meet with Tupper ahead of the upcoming Oct. 11 hearing "to avoid what can best be characterized as baseless personal attacks on the petitioner and frivolous legal claims." “.
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Homer Laffoon filed new court documents against Anne Heche's ex-husband James Tupper ahead of the Oct. 11 hearing to appoint the executor. Getty Images
Fox News Digital has reached out to representatives from Laffoon and Tupper for comment.
Laffoon claims several attempts were made to confirm with Tupper, with whom Anne dated 11 years, if there were any objections to his petition for letters containing special administrative acts, which required "immediate attention" after Heche's sudden death. Laffoon was appointed petitioner, which expires on the day of the hearing.
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"Despite multiple requests, Mr. Tupper and his counsel were unwilling to disclose or discuss the basis of Mr. Tupper's objections," the documents read.
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Tupper, who also has a 13-year-old son Atlas with Heche, claims a 2011 email from Heche was her "will." However, the document states: “The e-mail does not count as a holographic will or a formal certified will.
"The e-mail that Mr. Tupper submitted to the court as the 'testament' of the testator does not meet the requirements of a valid holographic will because the signature and material provisions are not in the testator's handwriting."
James Tupper and Anne Heche dated for 11 years after meeting on Men in Trees. They have a son, Atlas. Death Williamson
Anne Heche and Coleman Laffoon at the premiere of Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle in 2003. The former couple have one son together. Jon Copaloff
Probate orders require two formal witnesses to sign or acknowledge the will. "Here, the email is unsigned and has no subscribing witnesses," the document said. "Therefore, the e-mail does not count as a formal certified will."
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The legal entity further suggested "it was not uncommon" for Heche to send emails when "she faced uncertainty," and described a similar occurrence when she was diagnosed with COVID-19 in 2020.
"This document, which cannot be qualified as a will on the same basis as the email attached to the objection, does not relate in any way to Mr. Tupper, which is unsurprising given their acrimonious breakup in 2018," the statement reads the document.
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Laffoon denied Tupper's claim that he had no contact with his half-brother before his mother's death.
"The petitioner has done his best under the circumstances to maintain contact with his brother since the death of their mother, but as Atlas' custodial parent, Mr. Tupper's aggressive and manipulative actions towards the petitioner have made it difficult for the petitioner to regularly see Atlas to interact, ”says the newspapers.
Homer Laffoon, left, battles James Tupper for control of Anne Heche's estate. Amanda Edwards
"If necessary, several uninvolved parties can testify that since the accident of the deceased and the commencement of the probate proceedings (which should not have been considered an adversarial filing), Mr. Tupper has become unreasonably aggressive and threatening." Furthermore, it is apparent to the applicant that Mr. Tupper checks Atlas' text messages and responds to the petitioner under the guise of being Atlas.
"These actions and tactics by Mr. Tupper make it extremely difficult for the petitioner to maintain a close and private relationship with his brother."
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As a "gesture of good faith and in the spirit of compromise," Homer is willing to "post $20,000 bail and deposit all liquid assets of the estate in withdrawable-only blocked accounts."
Heche was taken off life support on August 14 after being pronounced brain dead from a car accident the week before.
She suffered a "severe anoxic brain injury" and remained "in a coma" under medical care at the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills in order to have an opportunity to donate her organs through the OneLegacy Foundation.
Anne Heche, pictured in 2015, was removed from life support on August 14, 2022. Jeff Kravitz
"It has long been her decision to donate her organs and she is being kept alive to determine if any are viable," her rep Holly Baird confirmed to Fox News Digital at the time.
"I loved her and I miss her and I always will," ex-husband Coley Laffoon said in a video posted to Instagram. The former couple were married from 2001 to 2009. "Homer is fine. Of course he's sad. It's tough, it's really tough, as everyone can probably imagine. But he's surrounded by his family and he's strong and he'll be fine.
"Anne is likely — I'd like to think she's pain free and enjoying or experiencing what's next in her journey," Laffoon added. "She came in hot and she had a lot to say."
She was cremated and her ashes are interred in a mausoleum in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
In a statement to The Associated Press, Homer said he and his brother Atlas were "confident that our mother would love the place we have chosen for her; he is beautiful, calm and she will be among her Hollywood peers.”
Heche enjoyed small successes in soap operas in the 1980s, portraying twins in Another World, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.
She rose to fame on screens in the late '90s for her starring roles alongside Johnny Depp in Donnie Brasco, with Harrison Ford in Six Days Seven Nights and in Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho.
Anne Heche
American actress (1969–2022)
Jacob Tupper
Canadian actor

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