Battle Over Hong Kong Billionaire's Will Turns Bizarre

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2009 11:50 AM CDT
Battle Over Hong Kong Billionaire's Will Turns Bizarre
Tony Chan Chun Chuen, second from left, arrives at Hong Kong's high court Monday, May 11, 2009.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

(Newser) – The legal battle over the fortune of late billionaire Nina “Little Sweetie” Wang has gotten a little… odd, the Wall Street Journal reports. Tony Chan, a bartender-turned-feng shui master, says he carried on a passionate 15-year-affair with the pigtailed tycoon, and that she left him everything—including her pigtails. But her charitable foundation says the 2006 will he’s produced is a fake, and its efforts to block his claim include commissioning a puppet show.

In the 80-minute show, a puppet version of Wang professes her undying love and fidelity to her late husband. The charity also notes that Chan’s will is written in less-than-perfect English (example: “my will is proudly guided with God Help.”) rather than Wang’s native Chinese. They argue that it’s just a “feng shui will” designed to be ritually burned. “This is a court of law,” a justice said, “not a court of feng shui.” (Read more Nina Wang stories.)

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