Kent Emmons – who was named as co-executor of the late actor Gary Coleman’s estate in a 2005 will filed in Utah on Friday (11.06.10) by fellow co-executor Anna Gray – has branded Shannon Price “white trash” for selling pictures of the ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ star taken while he was in hospital shortly before his death last month.
Kent thinks the constant arguments Gary had with Shannon made him very unhappy. Kent told website RadarOnline.com: "She is white trash. What can you say about a person who claims to love someone and takes pictures of them on their death bed? "He went through an emotional battle with this girl. He was going through a lot of emotional issues with his ex-wife.”
Though both the 2005 document and a 1999 will filed by Gary’s former manager Dion Mial stipulate Shannon – who has claimed she and Gary were on the verge of remarrying before his death – should receive nothing, the 24 year old is adamant the actor wanted her to “have everything”. However, Kent – who has never met Shannon – fumed: "When I last spoke to him there was nothing to be left to her.”
Shannon filed a handwritten will dating back to 2007 last week, but there are doubts over its validity as it was not witnessed or notarised. However, Shannon’s lawyer insists he intends to continue working on putting his client in control of Gary’s affairs. Attorney Todd A. Bradford said: "I will handle everything as I would have before, because the 2007 addendum names Shannon as the sole beneficiary. "I don’t think this would affect her legal rights because the codicil was written in 2007 and this new will is from two years earlier."