Mick Jagger wants $12.7m in girlfriend’s suicide from an insurance policy, but the company is fighting the payout and wants more time.
Jagger was diagnosed as suffering from acute traumatic stress disorder after L’Wren Scott’s death, according to The Spreadit. The singer was advised by doctors not to perform for at least 30 days. The Rolling Stones took out a $23.9 million policy preventing losses if shows were cancelled due to the death of family members or others, including Scott.
However, insurance underwriters have won permission to dig in to the mental state of Scott in an attempt avoid paying the Rolling Stones for concerts cancelled in March. A federal judge in Utah ruled last month that the insurance officials can question Scott’s brother Randall Bambrough in hopes of learning why the 49-year-old beauty hanged herself in her Manhattan pad. The Stones scrubbed gigs in Australia and New Zealand after Scott’s death and then filed a claim for losses.
While Mick Jagger wants $12.7m in his girlfriend’s suicide, the insurance company denied the claim, according to the Daily Mail. Underwriters said Scott might have been suffering from a pre-existing mental illness and her death might not be covered under the policy. Underwriters are seeking information from Bambrough about possible illnesses, treatments and the circumstances of her death, according to court documents.
“Ms. Scott intended to, and did, commit suicide and her death was therefore not ‘sudden and unforeseen’”
The underwriters are also rejecting the doctor’s diagnosis that 71-year-old Jagger was suffering “acute traumatic stress disorder” following his partner’s death. The Stones started their re-scheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand late last month. As Mick Jagger wants $12.7m in girlfriend’s suicide, the band had to cancel yet another Australian gig in Victoria’s Hanging Rock last week after he developed a throat infection.
“The Rolling Stones are incredibly disappointed to cancel the Hanging Rock gig and to disappoint their fans but were left with no other option.”
Scott was found dead by her assistant at her apartment in Chelsea, Manhattan, around 10 a.m. on March 17, 2014 when she discovered L’Wren hanging by the door handle with a scarf wound around her neck. The police reported that no note was found and there was no sign of foul play. The New York City Chief Medical Examiner determined Scott’s manner and cause of death to be suicide by hanging. She was 49.
She left her entire estate, estimated at about $9 million, to Mick Jagger. The funeral service was held at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. The event was organized by Mick Jagger and Scott’s brother Randall Bamborough.
After the service, her body was cremated. Some of the ashes were given to her sister, Jan Shane, who plans to bury them next to her adoptive parents, Ivan and Lula Bamborough, near the family home in Ogden, Utah. She also is survived by a sister, Jan Shane, who lives in Utah.
Scott began creating her own clothes as a gangly teenager and eventually moved to Paris, where she found work as a fashion model. She relocated to Los Angeles, where she changed careers to become a creative director of fashion advertising campaigns and a film costume designer.
She moved to California in the early 1990s and established herself as a stylist, initially in collaboration with photographer Herb Ritts, and later with Helmut Newton, Karl Lagerfeld and Mario Sorrenti. One of her early assignments was an ad campaign for Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds, eventually the world’s top-selling celebrity fragrance.
In 2009, she contributed designs for Madonna to wear in her photo shoot with model Jesus Luz for W Magazine and in 2011, Scott styled actress Julia Roberts for a W Magazine shoot, alongside Tom Hanks. She designed costumes for such films as Diabolique, Ocean’s Thirteen, Eyes Wide Shut, as well as Shine a Light, a documentary by Martin Scorsese about The Rolling Stones, with Mick Jagger, with whom she had been romantically linked since 2001.
Mick Jagger has been married twice and has had several other relationships. From 1966 to 1970, he had a relationship with Marianne Faithfull, the singer/songwriter/actress with whom he wrote “Sister Morphine”, a song on the Rolling Stones’ 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
In 1970 he met Nicaraguan-born Bianca De Macias. They married on 12 May 1971 in a Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France. They separated in 1977, and in May 1978 she filed for divorce on the grounds of his adultery. Later she reportedly stated: “My marriage ended on my wedding day.”
In late 1977, Mick Jagger began seeing model Jerry Hall, and they moved in together and had 4 children. They married in a Hindu beach ceremony in Indonesia on 21 November 1990, and lived at Downe House in Richmond, London. Mick Jagger contested the validity of the wedding ceremony, and the marriage was annulled in August 1999.
The singer also has an interesting offspring. Mick Jagger has seven children with four women: He also has five grandchildren, and became a great-grandfather this year when Jade’s daughter Assisi gave birth to a daughter.
As Mick Jagger wants $12.7m in his girlfriend’s suicide, the Rolling Stones is scheduled to appear at Sydney’s Allphones Arena on Wednesday, before playing in the Hunter Valley on November 15 and Brisbane on November 18.
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