He instead left his fortune to the kids’ mother and his longtime girlfriend, Mimi O’Donnell.
The attorney appointed to represent the interests of the three children, ages five, seven, and ten, interviewed the Oscar-winner’s accountant, David Friedman. He said Hoffman repeatedly rejected his recommendations, in the year before his death, to allocate funds for his children.
Hoffman, who told Friedman he “did not believe in marriage,” was kicked out of his apartment by O’Donnell in early 2014 because of his heroin addiction.
Hoffman did not want his kids to be raised as “trust fund kids” and trusted O’Donnell to “take care of the children.” The will had been written in 2004, before the two youngest were born.