Gina Lollobrigida is embroiled in a legal battle with her son over her £35 million fortune.
GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA is said to have hired a mafia-busting ex-magistrate to help her reclaim her £35 million fortune from her estranged son.
Gina Lollobrigida, 94, is said to have enlisted the help of a mafia-busting attorney during a legal battle with her son over her £35 million fortune.
Milko Skofic, the actress’s estranged son, is currently involved in a lengthy legal battle with her.
Gina’s assistant, Andrea Piazzolla, 34, has been charged with defrauding Gina in court by Milko.
Milko got a court order last month to freeze his mother’s assets, preventing her from giving any more money as gifts.
She can only use her money for day-to-day expenses as a result of the decision.
Gina, who rose to fame during Hollywood’s Golden Age, has reacted angrily to her son’s decision.
“I don’t deserve this,” she said in an interview on Italian television.
“Despite the fact that I have done nothing wrong, [my family]is enraged and refuses to let me alone.”
“At my age, I should have some peace,” she told Rai1 in Italy.
The star concluded, “I have the right to live and die in peace.”
Andrea Piazzolla, her assistant, was 24 years old when he became her driver, then her handyman, and finally her manager.
Andrea and his partner later moved in with the actress and named their child after her.
“Giving gifts to Andrea and his family is something that concerns me and no one else,” Gina said, insisting she sees Andrea as a son.
Andrea, on the other hand, has previously been accused of using the actress’ money to buy a Ferrari, then selling it and giving the proceeds to his parents.
Andrea has denied all wrongdoing and is now facing a fraud charge.
The Italian Supreme Court, in placing a freeze on Gina’s assets last month, stated that she had a “weakened sense of reality” and was vulnerable to exploitation.
Following the decision, Gina hired Antonio Ingroia, a former deputy chief anti-mafia prosecutor in Palermo, Sicily.
Ingroia has since stated that he will approach Gina’s case with the “same spirit for a freedom battle.”
“Gina is a clear-headed, combative woman, and we will not accept this expropriation of her wealth,” he said.
During her Hollywood heyday, Gina was dubbed “the world’s most beautiful woman.”
She starred in a number of successful films, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 1956.
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