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July 14, 2010

Octogenarian L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt has dominated the headlines this week as a string of allegations have emerged about her financial affairs, writes Katie Barker.

Octogenarian L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt has dominated the headlines this week as a string of allegations have emerged about her financial affairs, writes Katie Barker.

June 22, 2010

Lilian Bettencourt, L’Oreal heiress and France’s richest woman, has said she will declare her overseas assets after she was caught on tape discussing apparently undisclosed holdings with an advisor.

Liliane Bettencourt, L'Oreal heiress and France's richest woman, said on Monday that she will declare her overseas assets after she was caught on tape discussing apparently undisclosed holdings with an advisor.

"I have decided to declare all of my family assets that are currently abroad in cooperation with the French tax authorities," said 87-year-old Bettencourt (pictured) in a statement.

December 14, 2009

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, daughter of L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, won the right prosecute the man she claims exploited her mother for just under €1 billion.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, daughter of L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, won the right prosecute the man she claims exploited her mother for just under €1 billion.
 
In a criminal court ruling heard in Paris on Friday, Bettencourt Meyers won the right to a trial against Francois-Marie Banier, a close friend of the her mother, to determine if Banier took advantage of 87-year-old Bettencourt's "mental frailty".
 

September 4, 2009

A bitter family feud that threatens to split one of Europe’s wealthiest family dynasties, the owners of L’Oreal, will go to court after a ruling in France yesterday

A bitter family feud that threatens to split one of Europe's wealthiest family dynasties, the owners of L'Oreal, will go to court after a ruling in France yesterday.
 
The case will call into question the mental health of Liliane Bettencourt (pictured), the 86-year-old daughter of the founder and head of the family. It has been brought to court by Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt-Myers, who claims a close confident of her mother's exploited the 86-year-old for just under €1 billion.
 

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