An ex-stripper scored a six-figure inheritance left by an HBO executive she’d met just months before his death — beating back a challenge from his family, court records show.
Bodacious bottle blonde Veronica Beckham, 34, said she became “friends” with the cable network’s obese IT director, Micky Liu, after meeting him at the Atlantic City Scores strip club in July 2014.
Less than a year later, Liu, 50, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment.
Her “everlasting friendship” with the diabetic, heart-diseased, chronic alcoholic is why, Beckham says, he named her the beneficiary of his retirement accounts and a life insurance policy worth a combined $223,000.
Micky’s sister, May Liu, however, claims “Beckham, as a professional exotic dancer, was adept at applying and using coercion and manipulation upon men.”
Beckham “preyed upon Micky Liu’s vulnerability by exerting influence over him in the form of moral coercion,” May Liu charged in her Manhattan Surrogate’s Court suit.
He signed off on the transfers between October 2014 and January 2015. By then, it appeared that Beckham and Liu were no longer pals.
“I miss you,” he wrote her in a Jan. 20 email. “Why is it taking you so long to get your phone replaced? Money? Need some? I’m not used to not being able to contact you.”
Despite the sister’s accusations, Beckham claimed in a deposition they never had a sexual relationship: “We had more of an everlasting friendship.’’
Justice Rita Mella said there was nothing she could do because only prior beneficiaries — in this case, the exec’s former girlfriend — could sue for the funds.
Beckham denied that she was a gold digger.
“None of the stuff about me enticing him into naming me as a beneficiary is true. I was very hurt by the lurid and untrue allegations,” said Beckham, who has since refashioned herself into a Miami-based stylist for clients like rapper Flo Rida.
May Liu is not ready to give up. “We’re reviewing the decision,” said her attorney, Stephen Holihan. https://nypost.com/2018/04/25/ex-stripper-scores-six-figure-inheritance-from-dead-customer/