Susan Williams, the widow of comedian Robin Williams, claims she “was forced” into a battle with the actor’s three children over his estate.
“And when I say that, here’s what happened. Two and a half weeks after Robin had left, I was still in shock. And not back in our home,” Susan said in part two of her interview with Good Morning America” on Wednesday.
“After being in the trenches with my husband for so long and trying to solve this thing, after seven years together in love, I was told that I might not be able to be able to keep our wedding gifts, that in fact, ‘While you’re out of the house … we need to come in and take everything out,'” she continued.
Susan went on to say that she was told once trustees had gone through all the items in the house, she could tell them what was hers and they would decide if it truly belonged to her. “That was incomprehensible to me,” she said.
“And I’ll never forget being on the phone with one of the trustees and saying, ‘Are you kidding me? I’m not going to be able to keep our wedding gifts?’ What is this? I know Robin Williams is famous. He’s my husband,'” she said. “‘He’s my husband. If we’re talking that you guys think everything is memorabilia, then take me. He’s touched me. Where does this end?'”
The case was settled out of court in Oct., with Susan getting “basically what my husband wanted, which was just that I could live in the home until I die. And that’s it. That it would be taken care of,” she said.
In part one of the interview, Susan said, “We were living a nightmare,” revealing Robin’s secret battle with anxiety, depression and paranoia. At the time, the couple didn’t know of his early Parkinson’s and Lewy body dementia.
“If Robin was lucky, he would’ve had maybe three years left. And they would’ve been hard years. And it’s a good chance he would’ve been locked up,” the “Good Will Hunting” star’s spouse said.