When she died recently, Leona Hemsley (“The Queen of Mean”) left $12 million to her 8-year old Maltese, Trouble, who was Hemsley’s constant companion before her death last month.
Surely that sets up Trouble for life. Right? Wrong. The fact is Trouble’s in trouble. Zamfira Sfara, a former housekeeper at Hemsleys Manhattan home is suing Hemsley’s estate over severe bites inflicted by Trouble. Sfara says Trouble bit her dozens of times and that the pooch also bit body guards, a nurse and a hotel guest.
And that’s not all. Hemlsey’s brother, to whom Trouble was left, does not want her.
It looks as though Trouble, despite her millions, still has only a dog’s life.
Do you think all this is a perverted example of America’s “conspicuous consumption”?
Or is it just the bizarre behaviour of an idiosyncratic woman who had too much money?