What happened to that dog? You know, the canine named “Trouble,” the beloved Maltese poodle left behind by the late Leona Helmsley, who died in 2007. From the WSJ blog:
Trouble initially inherited a $12 million trust fund, which was later reduced to $2 million by a Manhattan judge in 2008, at the request of Trouble’s trustees. (The remainder went to charity.)
That’s “enough money to pay for Trouble’s maintenance and welfare at the highest standards of care for more than 10 years, which is more than twice her reasonably anticipated life expectancy,” said the general manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel, where the dog now resides, in an affidavit.
Life is good for Trouble, infamously dubbed “rich bitch,” by the NY Post: “Trouble is no trouble. She is alive and well and thriving,” says Howard Rubenstein, the spokesman for the Helmsley estate.
The dog’s security costs the Helmsley estate $100,000 a year.
Hmm … $100k a year for security – that’s something to bark about.