Dennis Hopper Heirs Sell to Give Widow Hell


Dennis Hopper's 15,500-square-foot compound remains the center of a heated court battle between his estranged wife and his adult children from previous marriages. The price on the Venice, Calif. property has been slashed for a second time, to $4.799 million -- down nearly 25 percent from its original July list price of $6.245 million.

The move, spearheaded by his eldest daughter, Marin, came within days of widow Victoria Duffy filing a $45-million lawsuit against the Easy Rider's estate.

Hopper, who filed for divorce in January 2010, citing "irreconcilable differences" with Duffy, died at home in May from liver complications and prostate cancer before the divorce was finalized. He was 74 and received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in March.

Duffy, 43, accused the actor, who obtained his diagnosis in October 2009, of trying to engineer their separation so that she would not receive anything. She also claims that Marin and others coerced Hopper into filing the divorce by taking advantage of him when he was legally incapable of managing his affairs.