Friday, August 2, 2013

Billion Dollar Duke Twins

Do you notice something unusual in the quote?  See underlined pronoun and comment...but read the entire article for context.

Hint:  go easy


Heir-raising tale: Billion-dollar Duke twins survived abuse hell

They’re set to inherit up to $1 billion when they turn 21, but the twin teen heirs of tobacco heiress Doris Duke say they were forced to live like slaves as little children — locked in a feces-strewn basement and scalded by boiling baths — at their heroin-addicted dad’s sprawling plantation.
“I never asked to be born into any of this. Sometimes I wish I was never born,’’ 15-year-old Georgia Inman tells Rolling Stone magazine in an interview that hits newsstands today.
Calling her fortune “blood money,’’ Georgia said her crazed father, Walker Inman, Duke’s nephew, was so horrific that she once put a gun to his head in an unsuccessful attempt to end the kids’ misery.
TREATED LIKE DOGS: Duke estate heirs Walker and Georgia Inman reportedly were locked in feces-smeared basements, beaten by their dad and scalded in boiling baths.
Danielle Levitt for Rolling Stone
TREATED LIKE DOGS:Duke estate heirs Walker and Georgia Inman reportedly were locked in feces-smeared basements, beaten by their dad and scalded in boiling baths.
They. Stuck my brother and I. In hot boiling water in our bath,” Georgia recalled in a faltering voice in the interview.
It felt like our skin was melting away,” she said, her body shaking from the memory of the abuse she and her brother, Walker Patterson, suffered at the hands of their dad and, allegedly, his fifth wife at the Duke family estate in South Carolina.
The cruel dad — who received an estimated $90,000 monthly inheritance — got custody of the kids in 2000 when they were 2.
He had custody until he died from a meth overdose in 2010.
They now live with their money-hungry ex-stripper mom, Daisha Inman, Walker’s third wife, in a $20,000-a month Utah rental.
Inman is currently locked in a vicious legal battle with executives from Citibank and JPMorgan — who administer the twins’ hefty trust funds — in Manhattan Surrogate’s Court over her handling of their dough.
Titled “Poorest Rich Kids in the World,’’ the explosive article includes horrified recollections from employees who worked at Walker’s estates, including a rented, 10,000-square-foot mansion, dubbed Outlaw Acres, in Wyoming.
“Walker made them stay down in the basement all the time,” wrote plantation caretaker Vick “Butch’’ Deer in an affidavit related to a onetime lawsuit over damage at the property.
“The basement was covered in feces, and it was smeared all over, and it smelled terrible. It was so bad that I wouldn’t leave a dog in that condition.”
Several others said the kids were locked in their room each night, and, according to a former nanny, “There was food strewn across the floor and a foul smell from where the kids had been relieving themselves in a corner.”
The article opens with a harrowing tale of Walker’s fifth wife, Daralee, driving the kids to school one morning — already allegedly wasted at 7:30 a.m. — and crashing into a tree.
The kids had a pet lion cub and brought diamonds to school for show-and-tell, but they looked malnourished with dark circles under their eyes to the stream of nannies who cared for them.
And they’re still living a cloistered life. Georgia told the magazine that she’d never heard of the childhood game Musical Chairs, and Walker Patterson’s fondest memory of Pop was when he intentionally set off a tear-gas grenade in the house as part of a whacked-out safety lesson.
Three years from adulthood, they both still believe in Santa Claus. “Dear Santa, I know I haven’t been good, but if you do come all I want is to say hi to you in person,” Patterson recently wrote to the mythical character, according to Rolling Stone, in the shaky handwriting of a first-grader.
Georgia claims she once spotted the bearded man in the flesh, but it’s more likely the vision was an apparition of her late father, who’s haunted her since his untimely passing.
“I think he’s here,” she whispered during the magazine interview, gesturing to an empty chair in her new Utah home.
The interview poses the obvious question: Why didn’t the authorities intervene to rescue these poor little rich kids?
Wyoming law-enforcement never filed charges against the Inmans, who lavished local staff with exorbitant salaries and benefits.
When Walker brought his family to the South Carolina plantation, the Department of Social Services logged three reports about the crazy clan.
In one incident, police were called to a restaurant after Georgia’s dad slapped her so hard, fellow diners feared for her life.
The troubled duo was sent to a mental hospital for three months of recovery from a childhood of trauma.
And they’ve yet to fully heal. Both teens have recently contemplated suicide and suffered from anorexia.
Daisha’s plans for her kids’ future? Pairing them up with fellow fatherless children with a similar amount of baggage.
“She’s working on getting the twins together with Michael Jackson’s kids, with whom she thinks they’d have tons in common,” the article concludes.

26 comments:

john said...

“It felt like OUR skin was melting away,”

Here she says:"OUR SKIN"

She can only feel her own skin melting away.She can see someone else's skin melt away,but not feel it.?

Skeptical said...

She said "They. Stuck my brother and I. In hot boiling water in our bath. It felt like our skin was melting away." Our bath? Does this mean that they bathed together? If so, the use of our could indicate a shared experience.

john said...

Hi Skeptical,

Reading it back again,i think you have hit the nail on the head.

Thin-Ice Skater said...

Skeptical's post made me think of another point ... I wonder if it makes a difference in SA if the subject is a twin. We've all heard of that cosmic connection that twins have, how some have said they can feel each other's pain. I would think they would be prone to use "we" and "us," since their entire life they've been identified as a pair.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you all "read to much"into throwaway comments.Im an expert in this field,observer

observer GO AWAY PLEASE VANISH! said...

OH gosh^^

Anonymous said...

Twins often speak in first person plural and often don't distinguish between themselves when they experience something at the same time.

dadgum said...

I am a little unclear..who bathed, fed and kept them in the basement? The 'stream of nannies'?

The writer of this article uses inflammatory language..horrific, money hungry, hefty, whacked out..

Three reports of abuse, scald burns, police responding, witness statements, teachers, auto accidents..and yet no one was able to investigate?

Santa Claus?????

"Wyoming law-enforcement never filed charges against the Inmans, who lavished local staff with exorbitant salaries and benefits."

This sentence must be referring to the staff, but leaves the impression charges were not filed because of monies paid.

There is more to this. I feel a 'realality' show coming to a cable channel soon..

Anonymous said...

Shut up"potty mouth".

Stuart said...

"Stuck my brother and I" is incorrect grammar. It should be "Stuck my brother and me"

probably not relevant, but pronouns are the main focus of this analysis, no?

Anonymous said...

Piss off!!!! Fish face!!!!

Anonymous said...

Stop bullying,u fat rat.

TrishapatK said...

What I find strange is the comment about how it felt to be put in "boiling water" for their bath. If you've ever been burnt you know that it doesn't feel like your skin is "melting away" - that doesn't come close to describing the feeling.
I doubt that part of the story, either the extremity of the temperature of the water or if it really happened at all- it makes me doubt the entire story because of it. If they're going to exaggerate there then who knows where else the story has been exaggerated.
The entire thing is SO extreme, it is very hard to believe that nobody ever said anything to authorities. I'll have to go back over it to try to use my fledgling SA skills. Peter will do a much better job and I look forward to his analysis.

Buckley said...

It's as if, in the water their flesh became one.

Buckley said...

“They. Stuck my brother and I. In hot boiling water in our bath,”

And what's up with the periods breaking up a complete sentence? Pauses that indicate missing information?

Anonymous said...

Why did this go unreported???!!!!!!
“Walker made them stay down in the basement all the time,” wrote plantation caretaker Vick “Butch’’ Deer in an affidavit related to a onetime lawsuit over damage at the property.
“The basement was covered in feces, and it was smeared all over, and it smelled terrible. It was so bad that I wouldn’t leave a dog in that condition.”
Several others said the kids were locked in their room each night, and, according to a former nanny, “There was food strewn across the floor and a foul smell from where the kids had been relieving themselves in a corner.”

Anonymous said...

They are minors who is their guardian?

Anonymous said...

TrishapatK-

Interesting that you use the word "skin" when Georgia uses the word "flesh." I think I would have said skin as well. Hmm. Shakespeare, in Hamlet talks about flesh melting in the context of Hamlet wanting to die. Georgia asserts not wanting to be born. Perhaps in talking about flesh melting, she's channeling how she felt emotionally during these "baths" more than she is describing physical pain. I agree "boiling" water in a tub is likely an exaggeration. But she's telling us about something sensitive, not merely making things up.

- Buckley

Anonymous said...

Well, crap, Georgia said "skin." I introduced the word flesh. But I still think part of what she's conveying is what she felt emotionally as opposed to physically.

- Buckleu

patrice said...

Well, I first thought the same thing that she shared a bath with her brother. I don't know I am angry of what these people are saying about staying in the basement, feces on the floor, relieving themselves in a corner etc etc. These people if they saw all this abuse should have reported the abuse to the proper authorities- not doing so makes them just as horrible as the abuser and/or abusers.

Anonymous said...

All this water talk, and poor boundaries. I wonder if sexual abuse is part of this story.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130409/new-york-city/child-molester-may-be-trying-get-doris-duke-heirs-cash-court-doc-says

- Buckley

Mainah said...

Yes, Buckley -"Hamlet"! Good call.

Not only water introduced, but "mom" thinks they have something in common with the Jackson kids(?). There's something Freudian (marbles) leakin' right there.

TURD^^^^^ said...

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Anonymous said...

if they lived an isolated and abused life as they say - she may well identify so closely with her twin brother as sometimes seeing them as a singular entity.

from her pronouns I don't see reason to be suspicious of their story.