The family of late ESPN host Stuart Scott is trying to work out a deal to end their legal battle, which was burning through the money he left them.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a judge has granted a motion by Scott’s ex-wife Kimberely Scott. Kimberely sued Disney accusing them of owing her $162k from Stuart’s retirement account.
Kimberely pleaded for the lawsuit to be stayed to allow them all to try and resolve their issues.She said lawsuit along with Stuart’s daughter’s separate lawsuit against the co-trustees of his estate. They accuse the co-trustees of wasting their father’s money and not paying them money owed.
Kimberely said, “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,” said Kimberely.
The judge granted the motion and stayed the entire case until January 6, 2020.