The Other Woman
Mistress loses share of porn king's estate
TRENTON, N.J., (UPI) -- A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a woman who bore two sons to a millionaire pornography publisher has no claim on his estate beyond a $100,000 bequest.
Lawyers for Annette McDonald argued that she should receive about $9 million -- 25 percent -- of the estate left by George Mavety, who died several years ago.
Lawyer George Daggett told the Newark Star-Ledger that he plans to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court.
"In the 1970s, this decision would have been more appropriate," Daggett said. "In 2006, when the guy is worth $36 million, I think you have to look at it differently, and I hope the Supreme Court will."
Mavety, a former teacher from Canada, made a fortune publishing magazines like "Leg Show." He married three times and was also involved in a number of extra-marital relationships.
In his will, he left McDonald $100,000 and said that she could continue to occupy a house he owned in Sparta until their surviving son turns 25. The son received $1.5 million and the house.
Mavety, who weighed 300 pounds, died of a heart attack in 2000 at the age of 63.
She got what she deserved.