Lee Marvin, star of such films as Cat Ballou and The Dirty Dozen, died more than 20 years ago. So why is his family fighting in court now? Not only are they fighting, but his wife is trying to evict their daughter from her home.
The Tucson Citizen recently reported in this article that Lee's daughter, Wendy King, has been living with her family in the house for 25 years. This house, however, is owned by Lee Marvin's trust. Lee's widow, Pamela -- Wendy's own mother -- is the trustee of that trust, so she gets to decide what to do with the trust's property, including Wendy's home.
Wendy disagrees and believes her mother is not acting in good faith. She says that Pamela wants to evict her because she doesn't like Wendy's husband. Pamela says that isn't true, although she clearly doesn't like him. Of course, she believes she has good reason not to. He pled guilty a couple years ago to a charge related to child molestation, and Pamela believes her daughter is a battered spouse.