L'Wren Scott's family brands Mick Jagger 'heartless'

2014-11-13 17:15
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Los Angeles - Sir Mick Jagger has been branded "heartless" by L'Wren Scott's family.

The Rolling Stones frontman and his bandmates filed an insurance claim after cancelling a number of Australian tour dates in the wake of the model's suicide in March and the Brown Sugar hitmaker - who was romantically linked with ballerina Melanie Hamrick just a few months after L'Wren's death - has been slammed for claiming his girlfriend's passing caused him to suffer acute traumatic stress, meaning he couldn't perform.

Rob Shane, who is married to L'Wren's sister Jan, said: "The guy doesn't need the money, I laughed when the insurance company turned down his claim.

"All the shit that Mick is claiming about being unstable, it's ridiculous he's trying to get his way. In a way, I'm not surprised he's doing it. The guy is just unbelievable.

"I read that he's claiming $12.7m due to the cancellation of the tour and I can't understand that. L'Wren left her entire estate to him and that was valued around the same amount.

"It seems heartless. How distraught could he have really been, seriously? It was only a month or two after L'Wren's death he was with this ballerina or whatever. I mean how distraught."

Insurers have refused to pay the group, arguing L'Wren had been suffering from a mental illness and either received, or at least had been recommended, medical attention, therefore her death should not be considered to be "sudden and unforeseen".

However, Rob insisted she wasn't mentally ill, telling MailOnline: "L'Wren wasn't mentally unwell, you know it's just some times life catches up to you."

Jan was too distraught to speak about the situation but her husband said she was finding the legal dispute difficult to cope with.

He said: "The whole situation is a big ball of weight being dragged behind her and it's opening up old wounds."

"Jan is trying to put it all behind her, it's a really troubling part of her life losing her sister, and he's in a legal battle with some insurers."

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