Anne Heche’s son claims his will signature was forged and records are taking control of the estate

Anne Heche’s fatal car accident in August left fans, friends and family in shock. It also sparked a long legal battle over the actor’s estate between his ex-boyfriend James Tupper and his son Homer Laffoon – who now claims the document Tupper considers Heche’s will was forged.

Laffoon, 20, filed paperwork to take control of his mother’s estate in early September because Heche did not leave a will, People reported. He added nine pages to that petition on Tuesday and accused Tupper of widespread interference, People said, citing court documents the outlet had obtained.

According to People, Laffoon’s filing on Tuesday claims that Tupper tried to block him from contacting his 13-year-old half-brother, Atlas Heche Tupper, following their mother’s death and that a 2011 document supposedly giving the control of Heche’s estate to Tupper was not genuine and that the signature was not his.

“Mr. Tupper repeatedly refers to the email attached to the objection as a ‘will’,” the filing reportedly said. “However, in law, the email does not constitute a holographic will or an official witnessed will.”

“The email does not meet the legal requirements for a valid holographic will because the material provisions of the purported will are not handwritten by the deceased,” the filing adds, according to People.

Laffoon’s filing also allegedly claims that the two witnesses required by law to observe the signing of a will were never present in 2011. Without a will, the filing states, there can be no appointment or appointment of a executor to take control of Heche’s estate.

Laffoon and Tupper have been fighting over Heche’s assets for weeks now. Tupper not only claimed that Laffoon was ‘separated’ from his mother at the time of her death, but filed several objections against his ‘fitness’ as holder of the estate – which Laffoon called ‘inaccurate and baseless’ .

Heche crashed into a residential home in Los Angeles on August 5 and fell into a coma after sustaining serious injuries. She was declared legally dead on August 12 but remained on life support while her organs were removed for donation. She was taken off life support on August 14.

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