According to MyFoxBoston.com, a wealthy 48-year-old Florida man legally adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter.Why would a man adopt his girlfriend as his daughter?
Billionaire John Goodman adopted his girlfriend in an attempt to protect his assets because he was involved in a wrongful death civil suit in 2010.
Heather Hutchins was legally adopted on October 13, 2011 as Goodman's daughter. Goodman allegedly ran a stop sign and fatally killed 23-year old Scott Patrick Wilson in February 2010. Goodman's blood alcohol level was reportedly twice the legal limit. He is facing a wrongful civil suit and also criminal charges relating to the fatal crash.
Privously a judge ruled that a trust established for Goodman’s two minor children could not be considered as part of his financial worth if a jury awarded damages to the Wilsons.
John Goodman, 48, adopts his girlfriend Heather Hutchins, 42, as his daughter