James Tupper claims Anne Heche put him in charge of the estate

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James Tupper recently claimed that Anne Heche had put him in charge of her estate – after her eldest son, Homer Laffoon, requested access to the estate after her death.

In court documents obtained by TMZ on Thursday, the actor claimed that Heche emailed him and two other people a copy of her in 2011, when they were still dating.

He further claimed that the late actress, who died in August after a fiery crash, nominated him as an executor so that he could carry out her financial wishes.

Tupper – who shared son Atlas with Heche – also went after Laffoon, claiming he is “not fit” to run his mother’s estate, pointing out that he is only 20 years old, unemployed and estranged from Heche when she died.

He further claimed that he tried unsuccessfully to contact Laffoon.

Homer Laffoon, James Tupper and Anne Heche
Tupper fights Homer Laffoon (far left) over the estate.
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Meanwhile, Laffoon has claimed that Tupper – who was with Heche from 2006 to 2018 – is trying to keep his younger brother away from him by operating his phone and locking the former outside their home.

Representatives for Laffoon and Tupper did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s request for comment.

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Laffoon asks that he be given responsibility for his late mother’s estate.
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Earlier this month, Vidak For Congress received court documents requesting Laffoon to trust his mother’s estate for failing to leave a will.

Laffoon also wanted to be called Atlas’ ‘lawyer ad litem’ and also requested the court to waive the bail that would be owed.

Regarding the request for “ad litem guardian”, Laffoon’s lawyer clarified: “Homer is also in the process of appointing a third party to “ad litem guardian” for his younger brother, Atlas (13) to protect the interests van Atlas in the probate proceedings.

“Despite reports to the contrary, Homer is not asking the court to appoint him as ‘guardian’, sole guardian or guardian ad litem for Atlas.”


Heche died of blunt force trauma after her car crashed into a house in LA.

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Heche died of blunt force trauma after her car crashed into a house in LA.

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Heche died at age 53 on August 12 after her car crashed into a Los Angeles home the week before, sustaining critical injuries. Immediately after the incident, she was on a ventilator before being declared brain dead. Finally, her organs were donated.

“We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother and a faithful friend. Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work and her passionate advocacy,” the actress’s representative told us at the time.

“Her courage to always stand in her truth and spread her message of love and acceptance will have a lasting impact.”

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office cited a sternal rupture resulting from blunt force trauma as a contributing factor to the death of Heche, who was found to be accidental.

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