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Folks of John Goodman’s Victim Fight Over Ashes


Folks of John Goodman’s Victim Fight Over Ashes

The father of Wellington polo mogul John Goodman‘s young DUI victim wants the equal partition of his son’s ashes and distribution to him and his ex-wife, Gossip Extra has learned.

William Wilson

William Wilson (Special to Gossip Extra)


Neither dad William Wilson nor Lili Wilson can agree on what to do with their son’s cremated body!

And now, William Wilson wants a judge in Palm Beach County to order the ashes divided up.

It is yet another twist in a saga that has included polo mogul Goodman adopting his adult girlfriend and claims that a malfunction in his $300,000-Bentley caused the February 2010 crash that killed 23-year-old Scott Wilson.

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According to William Wilson’s September 26 court filing, Scott’s ashes have been stored at the Palms West Funeral home in Royal Palm Beach for more than two years.

Lili Wilson

Mom Lili Wilson (Special to Gossip Extra)

The court document shows that both William and Lili are beneficiaries of Scott’s estate but can’t agree on what to do next.

And the rift has caused funeral home officials to refuse to release the ashes.

“The cremated remains can be separated into two containers for distribution in relatively equal parts to the parties,” William’s proposed legal solution reads.

He also asked Judge Martin Colin enter a judgment vesting custody of each half of the ashes to each parent.

Funeral home manager Julian Almeida declined comment about the Wilsons but said: “It’s not unusual for two or more people to request their share of the ashes of an individual.”

The Wilsons became the faces of Goodman’s February trial, which fascinated the entire country.

International Polo Club Palm Beach owner Goodman was found guilty by a jury of DUI manslaughter for blowing through a stop sign in rural Wellington and crashing into Wilson’s car.

Goodman is appealing the conviction and remains under house arrest.

The Wilsons, meanwhile, were officially divorced in December 2007 but their bitter case was reopened when William asked for permission to stop paying alimony.

Each received $23 million in the settlement of a civil lawsuit they filed against Goodman.

Neither William Wilson nor Lili could be reached, and their respective lawyers declined comment.

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