LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles lawsuit filed by Marlon Brando's former aide claims the late actor's will was rewritten and his signature on it forged days before his death.
The Los Angeles Superior Court suit was filed Friday by Angela Borlaza against Hollywood producer Mike Medavoy and Larry J. Dressler, Medavoy's brother-in-law, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The suit says an amendment to Brando's trust, dated June 18, 2004, removed Brando's longtime personal assistant Alice Marshak and business manager Jo An Corrales as executors and replaced them with Medavoy and two others.
Brando, 80, had dementia and did not have the motor skills to sign the documents, the suit said. Borlaza further charges she was barred from the room during the alleged signing by Brando and the notary who signed the document as a witness was also missing from the room.
She said the actor had trained her to identify his true signature from forgeries and she knows the signature on the will was a forgery.
Brando died July 1, 2004. His estate is said to be valued at more than $20 million.