Anne Heche’s ex James Tupper claims late actress left him in charge of estate

Duking it out.

James Tupper claimed on Thursday that Anne Heche left him in charge of her estate — opposing her oldest son, Homer Laffoon, from taking over.

According to court documents obtained by Page Six, the actor alleged Heche emailed him and two other people a copy of her will back on Jan. 25, 2011, when they were still dating.

He further claimed the late actress, who died in August after a fiery crash, nominated him as the executor of her will so he could carry out her financial wishes.

“My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children,” he claimed she wrote in the will.

Tupper — who shared son Atlas with Heche — also went after Laffoon and claimed he “is not suitable” to run his mom’s estate, pointing out that he is just 20 years old, unemployed and was estranged from Heche when she died.

In the lawsuit, the actor claimed that Laffoon changed the locks on Heche’s apartment, which she shared with Atlas, and has prevented his younger brother from gaining access to his belongings inside.

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Tupper is fighting with Homer Laffoon (far left) over the estate.
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Tupper further claimed that Atlas and Laffoon have not had any contact since the day Heche died, making him believe he won’t have his brother’s best interest in mind.

Reps for Laffoon and Tupper did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

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Laffoon is requesting he gets put in charge of his late mom’s estate.
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Earlier this month, Page Six obtained court documents where Laffoon requested to be administrator of his mom’s estate because she did not leave a will.

Laffoon was also seeking to be named Atlas’ “guardian ad litem” and further requested the court waive the bond that would be owed.

Regarding the “guardian ad litem” request, Laffoon’s attorney clarified, “Homer is also in the process of having a third party appointed ‘guardian ad litem’ for his younger brother, Atlas (13), to represent Atlas’ interests in the probate proceedings.

“Despite reports to the contrary, Homer is not asking the court to appoint him as the ‘guardian,’ sole guardian or guardian ad litem for Atlas.”


Heche died from blunt force trauma after she crashed her car into an LA home.

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Heche died from blunt force trauma after she crashed her car into an LA home.

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Heche died at age 53 on Aug. 12 after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home and sustaining critical injuries the week before. Immediately after the incident, she was on life support before being declared brain-dead. Ultimately, her organs were donated.

“We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend. Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work and her passionate advocacy,” the actress’ rep told us at the time.

“Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

The Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner listed sternal fracture due to blunt trauma as a contributing factor to Heche’s death, which was ruled accidental.

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