Hopper’s Wife ‘refusing To Leave Home’

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August 4, 2010 | 7:30am EST

The executors of Dennis Hoppers estate have filed legal papers in a bid to remove the late star’s wife Victoria Duffy from his Californian home – after she allegedly refused to vacate the property.

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.

Representatives for Hopper’s estate recently announced plans to sell off his sprawling mansion in Venice, California, but new legal documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court allege Duffy is staying in the house without permission.

The papers, obtained by TMZ.com, claim Duffy is “wrongfully possessing and withholding… control” of the multi-million dollar compound even though she was offered a different home in Brentwood, California.

The estate executors also claim they need to sell the Venice property to help pay off Hopper’s debts.