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Merv Griffin's Son Playing a Dangerous Game

10/5/2009 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

merv griffinThe trustees of Merv Griffin's assets are waging a war against Merv's son Tony -- saying if he goes through with his attempt to boot the trustees from power ... he'll never see another penny of Merv's money.

The trustees filed papers against Tony in L.A. County Superior Court, saying Tony has no right to ask the court to send them packing ... whether Tony feels they're running the trust into the ground or not.

In the docs, the trustees say Tony's challenge would violate the trust's "no contest clause" ... which means Tony would forfeit his yearly $2 million check.

We'll take risky decisions for $500.

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1.

Simone    

First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1753 days ago
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Paparazzo@frog.cc    

Tony Griffin should wait and see what happens to the Jackson family's attempt to remove their trustees first.

1753 days ago
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gnarlyone    

they so fervent about retaining control....they must be making money on it and/or ???
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006718/

1753 days ago
4.

keeping    

I can't help but wonder if this kind of thing wont happen with the Jackson kids....man I miss Michael.

1753 days ago
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Andie    

Sounds like the Jackson family... get rid of the trustees so they can spend every last penny of MJ's without control. MJ's kids had better watch out because I think the family feels that those children aren't MJ's blood, they were purchased, so why should they get any of his estate. And give NO money to charity because the whole Jackson family is destitute except for Janet. I really wish Katherine Jackson's greedy actions would get her disinherited.

1753 days ago
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jerry    

TONY.... 2 million a year and your still complaining.
Take the money and STFU.

As for Micheal Jackson... damn his face is butchered. To much surgery. So what.. he created some music. If he didn't create music he would be an outcast in public. Sicko. Oh ya, I almost left without saying how friggn weak and pathetic he was. Drugs, Surgery, sleeping with other peoples kids, more surgery, wasting money all over the place, more drugs... etc. Pathetic loser.

1753 days ago
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Debbie    

What a stupid guy. He is lucky enough to get 2 million a year and he complains... give it to all the people who lost there homes and jobs... stupid little spoiled brat. Be thankful your father gives/gave you anything.Hell, I will take it. I can do a lot with 2 million.

1753 days ago
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justice is mine says the lord    

Are you listening KATHERINE??? This is how much power these people who think the money they are entrusted with "managing" for the deceased person begins to think that it is THEIR money. WHen they probably never worked for a dime of what they are taking in fees.
Mervs son should boot them, he should find a lawyer that can break the trust and get them out the door. Or they WILL run it in the ground. HOW DARE THEY??? When someone works all their life and builds an empire such as Merv Griffin has done, and they die, and they leave people in charge that they thought would carry out their wishes. In that kind of money, it changes people. People who are not use to that kind of cash, it just freaks them out to the point they think they can use it for whatever purpose they want. I hope their is a judge paying extreme attention to things like this.
When it comes to Michale Jacksons estate. So far it looks like they are MAKING money for the estate. When that begins to change and they get a little greedy with SOMEONE ELSES MONEY....its time to change the trustees. Merv Griffin didnt work himself to death to make trustee lives better, he did it for his son and family. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO SHOULE GET THE MONEY...not some dumb ass lawyer.

1753 days ago
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jenne    

#7 What a PATHETIC lowlife, probably has nothing in life failure.
THESE JERKS WHO POST THIS BS HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO..PROBABLY NO JOB, NO FAMILY, NEVER DONATED A DIME TO CHARITY IN THEIR LOST LIVES..MOST LIKELY #7 IS SITTING HOME ON UNEMPLOYMENT. JELOUS,,JEALOUS..JEALOUS...

1753 days ago
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thanh    

how dare they!look they in
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1753 days ago
11.

carlos    

Didnt know Merv Griffin had a son. He was gay, His boytoy was Denny Terrio of Dance Fever. Merv later went on to date Ryan Seacrest, for 8 years. He was the one who got him that job on Aerican Idol,, Go Figure

1753 days ago
12.

skeeter    

Merv Griffin was Gay right?

1753 days ago
13.

Leon    

balls

1753 days ago

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