Heir Loss

December 2002
People;12/16/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 25, p76
Short $1 billion, actress Liesel Pritzker sues her father, thrusting a very private family into the spotlight. So to keep her identity as one of the heirs to a $15 billion fortune that includes the Hyatt hotel chain as private as possible, Liesel Pritzker took the stage name Liesel Matthews. On Nov. 26 Pritzker, 18, filed suit in Chicago's Cook County circuit court alleging that her father--along with more than a dozen others, including seven cousins and the family lawyer--drained $1 billion from her trust fund over the last eight years, diverting the money to relatives and the Pritzker Foundation.


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