N.Y. Hospital Alleged To Have Pressured Heiress For Donations
The New York Times: Hospital Caring For An Heiress Pressed Her To Give Lavishly
For the last 20 years of her life, Huguette Clark, a wealthy and reclusive copper heiress, lived in a Manhattan hospital room, shades drawn, door closed. She played with dolls, watched cartoons and followed the Bush v. Gore hanging chad debacle. ... [A]s relatives see it, [Beth Israel Medical Center] coerced a woman who did not need constant medical care to give it a piece of her large fortune (Hartocolis, 5/29).