Heath Ledger, 28 died on Jan 22, leaving behind a 3-year-old daughter with his wife Michelle Williams who is also an actress. The trust to safeguard the year olds interests is suing the insurance company, which is reluctant to pay the $10billion trust benefit. It has been reported that the actor famous for the role of the Joker in The Dark Knight died because he accidentally incurred “abuse of prescription medications.”
He took among other drugs some painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodinalong with Valium and Xanax which are anti anxiety drugs and the sleeping pill Restoril and Unisom. ReliaStar Life Insurance Co. is investigating whether it is a suicide or an accidental death.
Now they are also claiming that he showed ‘bad faith’ while applying for the policy. Some facts are doubtable. William M. Shernoff, is a Claremont attorney who is representing the trustee for Ledger’s daughter, Matilda Rose. He claims that ReliaStar “is just engaging in a fishing expedition so it can hold on to its money longer, there’s not a shred of evidence that points to suicide”
Shernoff feels that ReliaStar should have done its homework instead of raising objections now.They should have known the names and details of physicians before they approved the policy. Instead of “asking us for the names of doctors, psychiatrists and all kinds of records.”They are merely stalling the payment