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Michael Crichton's Widow Wants Millions

10/6/2009 1:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Crichton's widow just filed a creditor's claim against his estate ... and she wants $7 million.

Sherri Alexander Crichton
signed a prenup with Michael on April 22, 2005 -- which promised her $1,000,000 per year for nine years, this according to documents she filed on Friday in L.A. County Superior Court.

At the time of Michael's death last year, Sherri says she had only received $2 million.

According to the docs, the prenup stated Sherri would get the rest of the $9 mil in a lump sum if Michael died.

That leaves a $7 million balance ... and Sherri wants it stat.

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balls    

balls

1757 days ago
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mspity    

First!!! who really cares!!!!!!!!!!

1757 days ago
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Fred    

And now we know who killed him....

1757 days ago
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ROTTWEILER    

I AM RELIEVED TO KNOW THAT SHE DIDN'T MARRY HIM FOR HIS MONEY. HE WAS A LOVELY PERSON AND I AM SURE SHE HAS NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF HER OWN TO PAY HER OWN WAY FOR THE LIFESTYLE SHE IS ACCUSTOMED TO. TIS A PITY THAT OBAMA WILL TAX THE CRAP OUT OF HIS 7 MILLION BUT I GUESS IT REDISTRIBUTES IT TO YOU AND ME, RIGHT???

WHEN DO WE GET OUR SHARE?

1757 days ago
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whats up Doctors    

Posted at 12:58PM on Oct 6th 2009 by KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN

Your taking that out of context,had nothing to do with you, I was just wondering have you ever tried to get involved with a current story, instead of wasting your time and ours, TMZ keeps pulling your recipes off. It might be interesting to hear what you might actually have to say on these current events.If you could link up your brains with your toot toot fingers, It may be interesting,Just a thought

1757 days ago
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whats up Doctors    

Prenups and Bitches ,what can ya say. If she wins, I hope her lawyers rake her over with their 40% commission

1757 days ago
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Jill    

who is this?

1757 days ago
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Kandie    

Good for her! I don't see what the problem is, that was her husband, she's entitled to some money.

1757 days ago
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Ginger    

You people just don't get it. Get a life instead.

1757 days ago
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Vickie    

It amazes me that any of you have complaints about the widow getting her due off of her husband's estate. She deserves the balance of her pre-nup and kudos to her for signing one. That should tell all of you who think she was a gold-digger that she wasn't because, otherwise, she would have been entitled to all of his estate if there were no children. Greedy would be his other relatives for trying to prevent her from getting her due.

1757 days ago
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Crystal    

By law she signed a prenup that says she is entitled to the remainding 7 million. But to say she "only" received 2 million. It is hard not to think that this woman is a little selfish. In some cultures when a womans husband dies, they never marry again, cut off their hair, or mourn for 5 to 10 years. That is REAL LOVE. In the USA we have prenups and people getting sued over an extra 7 million, when they already got a "measly" 2 million. WHAT A SAD WORLD WE LIVE IN.

1757 days ago
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Ginger    

Kudos to you, Vickie.

Sherri would have married Michael even if he wasn't famous or wealthy. They were so much in love.

Shame on you, TMZ, for posting this story one month shy of Michael's passing.

1757 days ago
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billiejeanRIP    

WHO CARES????!!! MORE MJ NEWS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1757 days ago
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olddrunk    

Crichton died a while ago not a month ago. By his own admission he was not a nice guy but it doesn't matter because I'm not his widow. He was, however, a terrific writer. Read his non-fiction "Travels" if you don't know who he was. If you don't care, read Stephen King.

1757 days ago
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Ginger    

"Crichton died a while ago not a month ago. By his own admission he was not a nice guy but it doesn't matter because I'm not his widow. He was, however, a terrific writer. Read his non-fiction "Travels" if you don't know who he was. If you don't care, read Stephen King.
Posted at 3:45PM on Oct 6th 2009 by olddrunk.

Excuse the error, olddrunk. Make that a month shy of the one-year anniversary of his passing. I knew Michael well and he WAS a very nice, generous and intelligent man. I'm glad you appreciate his work.



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