Will Ariadne Getty Sue Boyle?

Aileen Getty had two sons that are Liz Taylor’s grandsons. Note the name Caspar Getty, brother of Talitha. There is a Pol.

Note the tacky black balloons floating above Larry Chazen’s head, representing the lingering death of Rosamond eight years later. Vicki Presco told me I sank their Titanic movie with ‘The Suede Jacket Lie’.

I have been orphaned by Movie Greed. Now I am suspicious of the date ‘Trust’ was conceived, March 9, 2016. Did they come upon this blog? That no Getty was consulted, is outrageous. The Rosamond movie deal was conceived in my sister’s home the day after she drowned. I was kept away from that meeting. Garth Benton sued Ann and Gordon Getty.

I hope the Gettys and their related families find a better and saner way to protect themselves. Our creative legacy is without equal, now that I add the Dutch Renaissance and the work of Bosch. I can help rid us of this shame with my recovery programs. The Gettys are people too!


Jon Presco

  • Caleb Wilding
  • Andrew Wilding
  • Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramophone Getty (born 1968), son with Talitha Pol, married to Jessica.
  • Orlando Willem Pol Getty (born 2001)
  • Caspar Getty
  • Talitha Getty
Talitha and Tara
Talitha and Tara

In 1971, Talitha died of a heroin overdose. Her death occurred “in the 12-month period that also saw the deaths of Edie Sedgwick, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin.”

(Tragedy struck John Paul II’s family again in 1973 when his eldest son, John Paul III, was kidnapped by the Calabrian mafia.)

Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramophone Getty has long since dropped both “Gramophone” and “Galaxy” from his full name.

Today, he and his wife Jessica live in South Africa on the Phinda Game Reserve. They have three kids named Orlando, Caspar, and Talitha.

The second of two recent Getty kidnapping projects has run afoul of the Getty family. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Ariadne Getty has threatened legal action against FX’s upcoming Danny Boyle-directed series Trust, which depicts the infamous kidnapping of her brother John Paul Getty III in 1973. In a letter to the network, her lawyer Martin Singer claimed that the series defames the Getty family by implying that they were complicit in the kidnapping. “You are using a false version of the Getty family tragedy for entertainment for your own financial gain,” Singer wrote. “That is indeed ironic, since one of the themes of Trust is to portray my client’s family as greed-driven.” He demanded that FX make the episodes of the series available to review, and claimed Ariadne wasn’t consulted on the making of Trust. FX hasn’t yet commented on Singer’s claims.

The Getty kidnapping was also at the center of Ridley Scott’s recent film All the Money in the World, which got into hot water for taking the opposite tack that Trust allegedly implies. That film did not imply that Getty was complicit in his own kidnapping, angering the nephew of one of his kidnappers, who threatened to sue over what he perceived as slander to his own family. Just goes to show you that no matter how you depict a controversial historical event, it will remain, well, controversial.


Late last week, Ann and Gordon Getty quietly settled a lawsuit — as if for them there could be any other way — that had been hanging over their estate for several months. Under the agreement, the Gettys have agreed to pay Garth Benton, an internationally acclaimed muralist, a sizable but undisclosed amount in exchange for the artist’s agreeing to drop his suit against one of the country’s richest families.

Benton’s lawsuit centered on an obscure California law that protects the work of artists, giving them the equivalent of copyright ownership of their work even after the work is sold. The 20-year-old law makes it a crime to alter, destroy or deface a work of fine art and holds that doing so can be “detrimental to the artist’s reputation.” In Benton’s case, however, the art wasn’t so much defaced as actually erased.


On March 9, 2016, it was announced that FX had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The series had been developed at FX due to a “first look” deal between Danny Boyle and the network. Boyle is expected to executive produce the series alongside Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson. Beaufoy is also expected to write the series and Boyle is expected to direct. Production companies involved with the series include FX Productions, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films, and Snicket Films Limited.[6][7]

On March 16, 2018, it was reported that Ariadne Getty, John Paul Getty III’s sister, was considering legal action against FX and the producers of the series. Her attorney Martin Singer released a statement calling the series a “wildly sensationalized false portrayal” of the Getty family and that “It is ironic that you have titled your television series Trust. More fitting titles would be Lies or Mistrust, since the defamatory story it tells about the Gettys colluding in the kidnapping is false and misleading.” In the statement, Singer went on to explain how his client objects to the alleged portray of the family as having played a role in the kidnapping themselves and that he considers it to be defamatory to falsely accuse someone of a crime.[14][15][16]


Ari Getty Family

Ari with her daughter Nats (left), son August (right) and Bill Clinton.

Courtesy of Ariadne Getty

Initially, Getty spread her money and her time widely, before realizing that sizable donations of both money and time can be more effective. She eventually narrowed her focus, primarily supporting two causes that are close to her heart: LGBTQ-related organizations such as Glaad and the United Nations foundation, which helps the UN to solve global problems like climate change and women’s health issues.

The Getty family of the United States identify with George Franklin Getty and his son Jean Paul Getty as their patriarchs. In the 20th century they were heavily involved in the petroleum industry. The Getty family is of Scots-Irish ancestry of the Methodist faith from the patrilineal lineage, their ancestors having migrated to North America from Cullavmor, in what is now County Londonderry, Ireland.[1] Several members of the Getty family have lived in England, including Sir Paul Getty who took British citizenship. The Getty family is distantly related to Samuel Gettys, founder of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

George Getty (1855–1930) was a lawyer who became an independent oilman in 1904. He was married with one son, a daughter having died in infancy in a typhoid epidemic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lent his son Jean Paul money to invest in oil wells and in 1916, George and Jean Paul incorporated the Getty Oil Company, later to become Getty Oil.

Family members[edit]

The family members include:[2]

  • George Getty (1855–1930), American lawyer, married Sarah Catherine McPherson Risher (1852-1941)
  • J. Paul Getty (1892–1976), wealthy American industrialist and founder of Getty Oil, married 5 times and had 5 sons.
1. George Franklin Getty II (1924–1973), by first wife Jeanette Demont, George first married Gloria Gordon in 1951, and divorced in 1967. George secondly married Jacqueline Riordan in 1971.

  • Anne Catherine Getty (born 1952), married John Earhart.
  • Sara Earhart
  • Claire Eugenia Getty (born 1954), first married N. Mazzota (div.), secondly married N. Perry.
  • Beau Maurizio George Getty-Mazzota (born 1979)
  • Byron Perry
  • Somerset Perry
  • Sebastian Perry
  • Caroline Marie Getty (born 1957)
2. Jean Ronald Getty (1929-2009), by third wife Adolphine Helmle, married Karin Seibl in 1964.

  • Christopher Ronald Getty (born 1965), married Pia Miller in 1992.
  • Isabel Getty
  • Robert Getty
  • Conrad Getty
  • Maximus Getty
  • Stephanie Marie Getty (born 1967)
  • Cecile Karin Margarita Getty (born 1970)
  • Christina Therese Getty (born 1975)
3. Sir Paul Getty (1932–2003), (also known as John Paul Getty II), by fourth wife Ann Rork, married Abigail Harris in 1956 and divorced in 1964, married Talitha Pol in 1966, Pol died 1971, married Victoria Holdsworth in 1994. [3]

  • John Paul Getty III (1956–2011), son with Abigail Harris, married Gisela Martine Zacher in 1974.
  • Anna Getty, daughter of Gisela Zacher, adopted daughter of John Paul Getty III[4]
  • Balthazar Getty (born 1975), American actor, son of John Paul Getty III, married Rosetta Millington in 2000.
  • Cassius Monosomy Getty
  • Grace Getty
  • Violet Getty
  • June Catherine Getty
  • Caleb Wilding
  • Andrew Wilding
  • Alexander Getty, married to Tatum Yount in 2012.
  • Joseph Getty, married Sabine Ghanem in 2015.
  • Gene Honor Getty (born 2017)
  • Julius Getty
  • Ariadne Getty (born 1962), daughter with Abigail Harris, married Justin Williams.
  • Natalia Williams
  • August Williams, fashion designer
  • Tara Gabriel Galaxy Gramophone Getty (born 1968), son with Talitha Pol, married to Jessica.
  • Orlando Willem Pol Getty (born 2001)
  • Caspar Getty
  • Talitha Getty
4. Gordon Getty (born 1934), by fourth wife Ann Rork, married Ann Gilbert in 1964.

  • Gordon Peter Getty, Jr. (born 1965), married Shannon Bavaro in 2017.
  • Andrew Rork Getty (1967-2015)[1])
  • John Gilbert Getty (born 1968)
    • Ivy Getty
  • William Paul Getty (born 1970), married Vanessa Jarman in 1999.
    • Nicholas Getty (born 2001)
    • Alexander Getty
    • Veronica Getty
  • Nicolette Getty, by Cynthia Beck.
  • Kendalle Getty, by Cynthia Beck.
  • Alexandra Getty, by Cynthia Beck.
5. Timothy Ware Getty (1946–1958), by fifth wife Louise Dudley Lynch.

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1 Response to Will Ariadne Getty Sue Boyle?

  1. Reblogged this on Rosamond Press and commented:

    Danny Boyle is directing a series about folks in my family tree.

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