Dear Mr. Heisinger;
I read you are four generation resident of Monterey County. Your father was a novice historian and artist? So am I. But my resent discovery of three Arthurian Legends in connection with John Steinbeck’s search for the Grail, may change all that.
You and your law firm handled the estate of my late sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, who is kin to the artist, Thomas Hart Benton, who is kin to Jessie Fremont-Benton. The kind of history that is revelent for most human beings, is our birthday, and the day we die. We all celebrate multiple birthdays, but, only one deathday – unless you are famous! There may exists many accounts of how a famous person died. Most of us will get a simple obituary posted in the newspaper, and that is that. I have yet to find a simple notice of Christine’s death. However, I found what amounts to the most gruesome account of a human being’s funeral – and it happened in the County your forefathers loved.
I don’t know if you and your kin have been expecting an apology from a member of the Presco family for defiling your sacred territory but, being the last Presco standing. you and your people will not get one from me. Perhaps my brother, Mark Presco, is still alive. Here’s what is said about us on page 184 of Tom Snyder’s biography of Rosamond.
“Garth had chosen not bring Drew to an open casket funeral and had been taking good share of heat for his decision. In a way, it as if Christine had seen it coming – that being together, for whatever purpose, was simply not something the Presco were able to do.”
WOW! POW! What a – ZINGER! Stacey Pierrot talks about Judge Silver – and a bevy of un-named attorney in the next four pages. Are you one of them? Silver handled the vicious divorce of Garth and Christine Benton – and I read some of the filthy legal filings. It sounds to me Tom Snyder, and his buddy, Garth – are carrying on the divorce – that should have been finalized the second my sister was pronounced dead. I KNOW Christine did not want Garth in her story, or, for him to have anything to do with her artistic and literary legacy! Did you know Christine was working on a autobiography. Vicki PRESCO showed me it, then, it disappeared!
There was a stay-away order that kept Garth away from my sister and out of her house. Do you think Chritine Presco was saying all kinds of vile and mean things about Garth? Did Garth read this Lost Biography? If so, he might have had a hand in making ti go away! You think so? You know what CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY IS – right! You do practice law in regards to probates, estate planning, and Last Wishes of The Dead? Do you really believe Christine wanted Garth to defame her family – after she is dead? We won’t go into all the defamation of Rosamond’s Character Snyder and Stacey – enjoy – in the rest of that evil book. Executor, Sydney Morris told me Christine stiffed allot of people. She did file Bankruptcy. Some of her creditors might see her as a looter. Let us concentrate on….THE ACCOUNT OF A ALLEGED CRIME!
When I asked why Vicki and the Gallery employees didn’t call Garth and have him rush over to stop the looting of his daughter’s house – I saw the light!
“Before the service, Vicki had taken the trouble to go through Christine’s bedroom, putting her jewelry and intimate belongings out of sight. As matters turned out, it did little good, for the funeral was not long over before family members and others were ravaging Christine’s house, taking whatever could be carted away. The artist’s closet, a veritable mother lode – took the worst beating. World-class spender that Christine had been, much of the clothing had never been worn. So whatever still bore price tags was hauled off to be exchanged for money. Jewelry disappeared, as well as other personal belongings. Gallery employees and close friends of the family, along with Vicki, were doing their best to staunch the flow – the estate had not yet been inventoried – but to no avail.”
WHOA! WOW! How many Mafia funerals were conducted – with more dignity? Christine gave me credit for her success, and in 1975 offered to teach me her style so I could be a success and have money. Do you think Rosamond’s Fans would want to collect my art – after this finely honed piece of SLANDER – that does not name me – but, why trust any Presco after this? Can you think of any history that disqualifies a whole family – so complexly? This is like a terrorist bomb going off that – takes out all of us. But, what do Vicki and Mark care. They are not artists and writers. Are they – INVESTORS? Mark told me he read the rough draft. What?
Now, you might say this is a legal matter. What I suggest to you, is this….this evil lie is aimed at reinforcing the decision your law firm made, to sell everything to Stacey Pierrot, with PERMISSION to write a biography and a movie script. Think about that.
No police were called. No executor made an effort to retrieve the stolen items. No lawsuits were filed against the guilty party. Why? There has to be a Legal Solution of some kind. Not if there is……A MOVIE SOLUTION! Weeks after her daughter was dead, my mother told me;
“Their talking about making a movie. Carrie Fisher might write a screenplay!”
Jacci and Stacey went to high school together. The plan was for Vicki and Jacci to drop out as executors, nominate Garth, who sells the entire estate to Jacci, but when I pointed out that is very unethical, Stacey was chosen to be FRONT PERSON in a hidden movie partnership. Garth is an actor, who acted in two movies. His ex-wife made a movie. His daughter is an actress. An actor was the Mayor of Carmel. The FAKE FUNERAL CHAOS – is a smokescreen! It is also Conspiracy to Defraud.
Where was Garth Benton – if he was not at the funeral? Uh-oh! I’m talking about Mr. Clever, the Sneak of Sneaks who was engaged in a battle of wits with a world famous artist. Was his reputation – on the line? If so, would he like to turn the tables on Rosamond – with glee!
Where’s Garth…while ONE Presco is paying his last respects – with dignity? Ask….Drew! She’s a big girl now. She can handle it.
How many deaths were there in California – and the world – last year, Mr. Heisinger? Did any of the dead have a funeral like Christine allegedly had? How awful for her, that everyone but Shannon and I – turned on her – and told outrageous lies. Where is ALL THE LOOT? Your law firm handed it over to….THE LOOTERS, in what will go down – in my book – as the greatest Con Job in California History! Because…..Garth Benton was in his old home, frantically searching for the history of our family – that a world famous artist wrote…and the elaborate Will she wrote, that was also disappeared. Meanwhile, Rosamond’s terror-filled face appears frantically above the edge of her coffin. Drew did not own a ounce of remorse – the day her mother drowned!
President: Royal Rosamond Press
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
James G. Heisinger- Of Counsel
James G. Heisinger, Jr. is a fourth-generation resident of Monterey County. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1979. Jim is also admitted to practice before several federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. In the early 1980’s, Jim taught land use and administrative law at the Monterey College of Law. His private practice focused on representation of clients in both administrative and judicial proceedings in land use and environmental matters, property takings cases and complex real property and business transactions. Jim also represented public agencies and non-profit clients in a variety of matters. Jim served as City Attorney for Sand City for over 30 years.
Following the merger of Heisinger, Buck and Morris into Walker and Reed, P.C. , Jim is now Of Counsel to the Firm.