Hopper’s Widow Files $45 Million Creditor’s Claim

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October 13, 2010 | 4:00am EST

Dennis Hopper’s widow Victoria Duffy has filed a $45 million creditor’s claim against the late actor’s estate.
The Hollywood legend passed away in May after losing his battle with prostate cancer, and was embroiled in a bitter divorce battle with Duffy at the time of his death.

Hopper is said to have drawn up a new will in January which included only his children and grandchildren – but Duffy has filed legal papers in a bid to land a payment from the estate.

In the documents, obtained by TMZ.com, Duffy asks for money to help her raise the pair’s seven-year-old daughter Galen, thousands of dollars in lawyers’ fees and a cut of the property owned by the Easy Rider legend.

Hopper’s fifth wife is claiming a loss of earnings totalling $2.26 million while she was married to the star – and she also wants $10 million for alleged defamation during the pair’s bitter divorce battle.

Earlier this year Hopper’s attorney Joe Manis warned Duffy, “We are ready for war” over her plea for a financial settlement.