TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'Survivor' Producer's Wife - No Custody for My Sister

5/28/2010 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0511-survivor-exTMZ has obtained a copy of a will left by the murdered wife of Bruce Beresford-Redman -- it was written just 2 years ago and gives a former "Survivor" crew member "full and complete custody" of the couple's kids if both Monica and Bruce die -- cutting out Monica's own sister.

The will -- signed in 2008 -- supersedes the prior will of 2004.  The new will says if both Bruce and Monica die, she asks custody be vested in Steve M. Smalley

The 2004 will gave custody to Carla Ferreira-Burgos, Monica's sister.  But the 2008 will would invalidate the 2004 version.

A man with the name Steve Smalley is listed as a camera assistant for "Survivor: All-Stars."  Bruce also worked on the All-Stars show.

Here's the complication.  One parent cannot will a couple's children to someone.  But it is something a judge would consider, especially if Bruce is out of the picture for any reason.

And it's very interesting that Monica specifically left Carla out of the 2008 will.

The 2008 will was filed in court two days ago by Bruce's father.  Carla is challenging the will, calling it "extremely suspect" and claiming Monica's signature does not seem authentic.


26 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Quiet    

He must be a good man to trust to raise them.

1517 days ago
2.

Joy    

BS. That will was probably forged by his father and they will now claim Monica was having an affair with this person named or some other weird sh*t. This family is whacked.

1517 days ago
3.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!



1517 days ago
4.

Westside    

Monica was having affairs with both males and females. Bruce was having an affair with a female. Cheater(s) by any other name is still a cheater. He wanted a divorce. She wanted to ride his fame trail. She cleaned out their bank account (Approx. $100,000.) it has been reported to get leverage over him. Maybe he struck back.



Anyhow, the wicked sisters are annoying as the devil and this might finally send back to running Zabumba for the next 75 days without reading their ridiculous posts on TMZ.

1517 days ago
5.

dd    

Yea, Yea, Yea Bruce stop spreading nasty gossip..you got rid of her now let her rest in peace aka (#4 Westside).

1517 days ago
6.

Did tiger sleep with this one also?    

Ya I knew it that her sister was so annoying and wasn't fit to take care of the kids. She's becoming a media whore.

1517 days ago
7.

Did tiger sleep with this one also?    

4. Monica was having affairs with both males and females. Bruce was having an affair with a female. Cheater(s) by any other name is still a cheater. He wanted a divorce. She wanted to ride his fame trail. She cleaned out their bank account (Approx. $100,000.) it has been reported to get leverage over him. Maybe he struck back.




Anyhow, the wicked sisters are annoying as the devil and this might finally send back to running Zabumba for the next 75 days without reading their ridiculous posts on TMZ.



Posted at 3:05 PM on May 28, 2010 by Westside



I agree with you 100% there's something about that carla that is obnoxious and she looks crazy! I'm not surprised she wasn't left the kids, she's becoming a media whore.

1517 days ago
8.

erinnyc    

I hope that in the future courts can take abuse into consideration when dealing with family law issues. I am a lawyer and that is all I have to say, because the law is archaic. She seems abused to me, and that abuse would include the provisions in her will and his attempts to estrange her family members. Okay, now, that is all I have to say (not really).

1517 days ago
9.

Deborah    

Westside - you obviously have a personal interest - Bruce perhaps? Bruce's father? Joy Joy?



Hate to tell you Westside but read the rest of the comments - you are definitely in the minority. Trying to divert attention away from Bruce to attack and blame the victim's family who are also victims is the oldest trick in the book.

1517 days ago
10.

Westside    

5. Yea, Yea, Yea Bruce stop spreading nasty gossip..you got rid of her now let her rest in peace aka (#4 Westside).



Posted at 3:25 PM on May 28, 2010 by dd



****************************************
dd, I am not Bruce. However, I am, both disgusted that a woman regardless of her errors in good judgment is dead instead of being divorced, and two small children are motherless. Somebody is berating the paternal grandparents - posting that the grandmother "is a stinky old hag" and too old to raise the motherless children. For anyone to post such devilish statements - means that someone in the immediate family circle is a very disturbed individual. Many stellar individuals have been raised by their loving grandparents when cir***stances caused the loss of a parent or parents. Respect the title "Grandmother", "Grandfather", or even "Grandparents" as it carries more weight in the eyes of the court than uncle, aunt, or cousin.



Thank you, to the Judge who heard the Ex Parte Motion for making a reasonable decision in favor of the children on this date. Now, Carla, Jeanne, Bruce, and everyone else need to take a step back and give all concerned space to grieve and mourn in their own way for at least the next 3 months. A memorial service or party is appropriate for adults. The same is not appropriate for a child. Someday, the children will learn the truth. Right now is not the time to be a sharp-tongued Witch.



My impression is that both sides of the family are Christian. Instead of trying to act like God, leave it to God, to deal with Bruce if indeed Bruce is the murderer. A murderer can run but cannot hide. Sooner or later, every step will show!

1517 days ago
11.

Westside    

5. Yea, Yea, Yea Bruce stop spreading nasty gossip..you got rid of her now let her rest in peace aka (#4 Westside).



Posted at 3:25 PM on May 28, 2010 by dd



****************************************
dd, I am not Bruce. However, I am, both disgusted that a woman regardless of her errors in good judgment is dead instead of being divorced, and two small children are motherless. Somebody is berating the paternal grandparents - posting that the grandmother "is a stinky old hag" and too old to raise the motherless children. For anyone to post such devilish statements - means that someone in the immediate family circle is a very disturbed individual. Many stellar individuals have been raised by their loving grandparents when cir***stances caused the loss of a parent or parents. Respect the title "Grandmother", "Grandfather", or even "Grandparents" as it carries more weight in the eyes of the court than uncle, aunt, or cousin.



Thank you, to the Judge who heard the Ex Parte Motion for making a reasonable decision in favor of the children on this date. Now, Carla, Jeanne, Bruce, and everyone else need to take a step back and give all concerned space to grieve and mourn in their own way for at least the next 3 months. A memorial service or party is appropriate for adults. The same is not appropriate for a child. Someday, the children will learn the truth. Right now is not the time to be a sharp-tongued Witch.



My impression is that both sides of the family are Christian. Instead of trying to act like God, leave it to God, to deal with Bruce if indeed Bruce is the murderer. A murderer can run but cannot hide. Sooner or later, every step will show!

1517 days ago
12.

G.R.    

His parents will try to retain their guardianship of the kids not because they are good grandparents but because they are leaving this clown a chance to flee when he is charged with murder. They probably believe their son could do no wrong as some parents in denial do. Let's face it, he already fled from Mexico once when he was told to stay...You don't think he will try and flee again while in the US?

1517 days ago
13.

Mika    

Why is this Bruce idiot on TMZ. He ain't a celebrity. And as for the idiots up top it sure isn't cool posting comments then comming back under a diff. name to validate. Westside, David, Bruce, or some lame wannabe who Bruce paid to post crap on TMZ. LMFAO! You people are desperate.

1517 days ago
14.

Mika    

Bruce was famous before this murder? Who the heck is this idiot with two last names? Sure looks like a very unattractive disgruntled postal worker than a person affiliated with HollywoodLOL! That is news to me.

1517 days ago
15.

Yep I said that    

This Carla character needs to shut the hell up all she is doing is throwing out inflamatory statements trying to get kids she has no right to, their dad is looking after them the way it should be

1516 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web