Before Gore Vidal died in 2012, he altered his will and bequeathed his entire estate to Harvard University.

Last month, the Times reported several of Vidal’s relatives are now challenging that Will, claiming Vidal was not mentally sound when he wrote it, and stating the author had promised parts of his fortune—estimated at thirty-seven million dollars—to them. Even more surprising is that Vidal’s nephew, film director and screenwriter Burr Steers, and half sister, Nina Straight, used their interview to imply that Vidal had engaged in, as Straight put it, “Jerry Sandusky acts” during his lifetime. Serious allegations.

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