Schlafly daughter alleges brothers sabotaged her inheritance
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The daughter of outspoken conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly alleges in a new lawsuit that several of her brothers effectively diminished her inheritance by unduly influencing their mother to amend a family trust before her death.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Anne Schlafly Cori filed the suit this week in St. Louis County Circuit Court. It says the amendment to the family trust means all legal bills in separate ongoing litigation between the siblings will come out of Cori's share of the inheritance.
Schlafly was 92 when she died in September. She helped defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and founded the Eagle Forum political group.
The lawsuit is latest development in a family rift. One of her brothers said Wednesday that the suit was "frivolous."