6. Bettencourt Myers accused Banier of taking advantage of Liliana’s mental frailty to siphon off nearly $1 billion in cash, real estate, artwork, and insurance policies from her over 20 years. She even gave him an island in Seychelles with three luxury houses and an airstrip. In December 2007, shortly after the death of her father, André Bettencourt, who had been a minister in several French governments, Francois learned from a servant that Liliane intended to make Banier the heir. She decided to put an end to it and asked for custody of her mother, who was suffering from “Alzheimer’s” disease.
7. “This is not about money, it’s about a predator who destroyed my family. He crept into our family like a clown, somehow turned into my mother’s confidant, and finally acted like everything was his. He forbade me to see my mother, for her to see me. When I heard that my mother wanted to adopt him and that she left him everything she had in her will, I couldn’t let that continue.” – Francoise Bettencourt Myers said. Liliane Bettencourt saw her daughter’s lawsuit against Banier as an attack on herself and had a nasty fight with her only child.