Leona Helmsley's dog isn't quite as well-heeled as she used to be.
/punches guy who wrote this.
Manhattan Surrogate Judge Renee Roth has reduced the trust fund for the little dog, named Trouble, from $12 million to $2 million.
The remaining $10 million now goes to Helmsley's charitable foundation.
The 9-year-old Maltese lives in Florida with the general manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel.
Helmsley became known as the "queen of mean" during her 1989 trial for tax evasion. A former housekeeper testified that she heard Helmsley say: "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes."
Yes in a perfect world only the midgets would pay taxes. Kidding! There aren't midgets in a perfect world. Also, she should have been dubbed the queen of ugly.
Helmsley denied having said it, but the words followed her until her death last August at age 87.
The court decision, made April 30, became public Monday.
Seriously though, if I were that dog, I would be so fucking pissed off right now. Just pissed off enough to hump the hell out of your leg.
Coolest thing from Leona's Wikipedia:
Lawyer Alan Dershowitz said he once had breakfast with Leona at one of the Helmsley hotels and the waiter brought him a cup of tea with a tiny bit of water spilled on the saucer. Alan says Leona grabbed the cup from him and smashed it on the floor, then demanded that the waiter get down on his hands and knees and beg for his job.
And thats where it ends! Come on dude! Did he beg for his job or what! you can't just end the story there! Now I'll never know. Damnit.