The heirs of Henry Ford II have endured defeat in their fight to force their mother’s companion — who, they claim, abused her — to give up regulate of her existence, Web site 6 has uncovered.
Frank Chopin was an attorney to Ford II — the late president of the Ford Motor Co. and eldest grandson of Henry Ford — and right after his loss of life grew to become an attorney to his widow, Kathleen DuRoss Ford. Chopin moved into Kathleen’s $44 million Palm Beach, Fla., estate and became her caregiver.
But in 2019 her daughters, Deborah DuRoss Guibord and Kimberly DuRoss, mounted a authorized obstacle to oust Chopin, who Kathleen — a paralyzed 80-yr-old — experienced given power of lawyer above her affairs. They allege he attempted to control their entry to her and, according to experiences, abused her by “[forcing] pills down her throat.” Chopin vehemently denies abuse.
Then Wednesday, a Palm Beach front decide denied their ask for, leaving Chopin in handle for the relaxation of her everyday living — and leaving her daughters, grandchildren and even her sister, Sharon, 82, distraught.
Her granddaughter, Tara DuRoss, told Page 6 that Chopin had restricted them to scheduled conference phone calls and meetings absent from her residence, and now the calls had stopped. “I made use of to call her each and every working day,” Tara, 23, explained to us. “We just want to be ready … to see her.”
Chopin advised us it is untrue that Tara spoke to Kathleen day-to-day. He called her an “idiot baby,” and said the relatives had been “estranged” except if “they preferred one thing.”