The family of late ESPN host Stuart Scott is pressing pause on their legal fighting due to it eating away at the money he left behind.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Scott’s ex-wife Kimberely Scott, asked the court to pause her lawsuit against Disney for 60 days.
She says Scott’s daughters, who run his trust, are currently fighting a separate lawsuit against the co-trustees of Scott’s trust. They accuse the co-trustees of wasting their father’s money and not paying them money owed.
Kimberely says, “To date there has been four days of hearings, with a total of four lawyers, and another nine days are scheduled during November and December. The legal fees and liabilities/damages caused to the Beneficiaries Trust are close to wiping out all the Trust assets unless the parties are able to resolve the issues without further litigation.
“In the present action there has been extensive settlement negotiations,” says Kimberely. She is asking for more time to attempt to settle all the legal issues without trial.
Scott’s ex-wife first sued Disney and Fidelity Workplace Services accusing them of paying the trust money owed to her. She said they handed the trust $162,899.04 that was due to her
Kimberely filed for divorce from Stuart in 2007. The ESPN host was ordered to pay his ex-wife $162,899.04 plus interest from his Disney Savings and Investment Plan 401k Account.
Stuart died on January 4, 2015 without ever complying with the divorce decree to transfer the $162k. Kimberely attempted to collect on the money after his death but was told the money was already handed out to his estate.