John Goodman: Polo Honcho Adopts Girlfriend

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John Goodman and daughter-lover Heather Hutchins.
There are Rich People Problems, and there are Rich People Solutions.

Credit Houston-bred multimillionaire polo patron John Goodman, the subject of a 1998 Press feature, not to mention the allegedly drunk-driving killer of Florida college student Scott Wilson in 2010, with coming up with one of the more fiendishly devious examples of the latter.

Namely, quite possibly to get out of paying some or most of what he fears will be a stiff civil penalty in a pending wrongful-death lawsuit, he has adopted Heather Laruso Hutchins, his 42-year-old girlfriend. (Hutchins is also known as Heather Colby.)

In assessing potential damages, West Palm Beach Judge Glenn Kelley ruled in October that the trust for Goodman's two minor children was off the table. The Wilsons' lawyer has appealed that ruling.

Here's what the Palm Beach Post has to say about the matter:

According to the adoption papers, Hutchins is immediately entitled to at least a third of the trust's assets as his legal daughter since she is over the age of 35.

In a deposition taken in the lawsuit last May, Hutchins told attorneys she started dating Goodman in 2009.

William Wilson's attorney, Scott Smith, said Goodman benefits from the trust and is using it to try to shield assets. The attorney for Lili Wilson, Chris Searcy, argued in a motion that by adopting Hutchins, Goodman can now direct her to remove up to a third of the trust.

"It cannot go unrecognized that he chose to adopt his 42-year-old adult girlfriend as opposed to a needy child," added Smith.

The maneuver has apparently stunned Judge Kelley. In a court order, Kelley wrote that Goodman's ploy "border[s] on the surreal and take[s] the Court into a legal twilight zone."

"The Defendant has effectively diverted a significant portion of the assets of the children's trust to a person with whom he is intimately involved at a time when his personal assets are largely at risk in this case," Kelley also opined.

Let's back up a bit and re-examine this whole tragic and tawdry affair....

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Goodman's criminal trial is set to begin next month. He could get 30 years in jail.
Two years ago this month, in the wee hours after a public drinking session at the Player's Club bar, Goodman, heir to the vast Goodman HVAC fortune and owner of a South Florida polo club, smashed his Bentley into a Hyundai driven by 23-year-old engineering student Scott Wilson. Impact from the high-speed collision sent the Hyundai flying into a canal, where it sank, drowning the unconscious Wilson. Goodman climbed out of his totaled Bentley and fled the scene on foot, and over an hour after the crash, his BAC was .177, double the Florida limit.

Hair Balls later dug up Goodman's divorce papers, in which his ex-wife asked that he be monitored for cocaine use, and reports later surfaced that the wreck might have occurred while he was on a late-night white-lady mission.

Goodman's criminal trial is slated to begin next month. He faces charges that could send him to prison for 30 years. The Wilson family has reportedly reached a confidential settlement with the Player's Club, and they are seeking to be awarded millions in cash and Goodman's ownership of a 78-acre South Florida horse farm.


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17 comments
Marfagringo
Marfagringo

Oh yes- below the belt- even upon his own . CLASSY

Mhmcglothlin
Mhmcglothlin

Heather had little parenting when she was a child.  Maybe she is still seeking someone to care.  This is so sad.  And disgusting.

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

WTF is wrong with this motherfucker? Thats cheating, and its like insider trading, but without the trading of stocks. Why the hell would someone hide their assets to avoid paying money that they can't afford to lose. You do the crime, you do the time. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.

My2Cents
My2Cents

You know, I just didn't realize how low people will sink, of course I keep getting reminded up it, daily.  How does one face themselves in the mirror, you've caused the death of a young man, because of your stupidity.  Now you show a total lack of taking responsibility and shallowness, even more so, not to mention, that is just fucked up dude!  Do you wonder what his other kids felt like when meeting SisMom? 

KAC
KAC

This is perfectly legal under Texas law and it's used by rich people to cut others out of the trust and or will. I thought it was nuts too when I learned it in law school, but no one has repealed it yet.

Djoelaw
Djoelaw

This gives credence to the old hillbilly adage, "Incest is best."

Dulepich
Dulepich

What a scumbag. He killed someones son and hides his money.I am thoroughly disgusted.I would not shed a tear if he and his accomplice suffered a similartragic fate as the one he caused.No wonder common folks have lost faith.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

I would love to know more about her...Please email me at john.lomax@houstonpress.com 

Marfagringo
Marfagringo

This move with this amount of money on the line is national news- unprecedented!

Kylejack
Kylejack

 Unless they have sex. Sex with a daughter by adoption is a felony.

Lizzie Gowers
Lizzie Gowers

 I thought incest applied to those who shared blood?

Squirming Hatchblower
Squirming Hatchblower

What is it called when a bunch of fellow inmates gang up on you and have sex with all of your orifices? Hopefully, he'll find out. And it's legal in Texas, at least when it comes to pedophiles.

got wood
got wood

google woody allen and soon yi

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Well.............they have shared bodily fluids. Does that count?

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