Robin Williams “Money Troubles” Reports NOT True (EXCLUSIVE)
By Michael Lewittes | 6:37 pm, August 12th, 2014EXCLUSIVE
“Robin Williams Had ‘Serious Money Troubles’ In Months Before His Death, Claims Friend — Was The Pressure Too Much?” screams the headline of a RadarOnline story that was picked up by media outlets looking for a reason for why the beloved star took his own life at 63.
The webloid claims Williams recently “confided to a family friend” that he was “worried about his family’s financial security.”
RadarOnline goes on to quote a supposed pal as saying, “There was also frustration that Robin expressed at having to take television and movie roles he didn’t want to take, but had to for the paycheck.”
The blog then notes how Williams told Parade in 2013 that he was returning to TV in “The Crazy Ones” because “the idea of having a steady job is appealing… There are bills to pay,” adding, “I’m selling the ranch up in Napa. I just can’t afford it anymore.”
RadarOnline further quotes the magazine article with Williams riffing, “Divorce is expensive,” and that “they were going to call it ‘all the money’, but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.”
A skeptic might even think that the webloid took those quotes from Parade and magically found a so-called “source” to back up its premise that Williams committed suicide because of “money troubles” — a juicy story that would get picked up by scores of other media outlets.
And the skeptic would be right.
That seems to be exactly what happened here, because Williams did NOT have money problems.
Worse, the RadarOnline report diminishes the real problem of Williams’ mental health issues, which none of us will ever understand.
Gossip Cop spoke to a friend of Williams, who made it clear that any talk of financial woes are “inaccurate” and “not fair.”
Sure, Williams was generous with loved ones and lost a lot of cash in his divorces to Valerie Velardi and Marsha Garces, but he was still a very wealthy man, by all measures.
Williams’ longtime friend understood why the media would glom onto RadarOnline’s untrue report, stating, “Human nature is to say, ‘This is why,’” but that’s not the case.
The Williams confidante assured Gossip Cop the comedian’s problems were definitely not related to money.
Media outlets must CREDIT and LINK to Gossip Cop on this exclusive.