“To show you I wasn’t the only one Michael was looking after very nicely, I had a text from one of his old girlfriends. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Who is winning the key swing states in the 2020 US election - and when will they be called? Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Gurgana Gueorguieva subjected Geraldine Winner, 81, to a three-hour ordeal at her Knightsbridge home in October 2015 after forcing herself into the flat shortly after 10pm. She said, ‘Geraldine, Michael promised me that my allowance would continue so that I could pay my mortgage until the probate ended. Prosecutor Mark Gadsden said: "The primary motive was to get revenge by taking items of sentimental value but there was a secondary motive to make money from it. US election: Donald Trump claims he has won 'easily' and suggests Supreme Court will rule on result, Donald Trump claims he won 'easily' and 'suspects' judges are going to have to rule on election. Michael Winner’s ex-partner violently robbed his widow to take "revenge" over a change in his will, a court heard, as she was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. Geraldine Winner, whose husband passed away earlier this year, said she was angered by the way his estate was being handled. The "obsessed" ex-girlfriend of the late Michael Winner has been sentenced to almost 10 years in prison after violently robbing his widow. However, he acknowledged that Mrs Winner was seriously hurt and that Gueorguieva "became quite obsessed" with getting revenge on the widow. Michael Winner certainly should know about women because he has been tended by them for 72 years. The current cast is Geraldine Lynton-Edwards who has recently been promoted to … https://www.theguardian.com/.../oct/10/my-family-values-michael-winner "There was serious physical and psychological impact to Mrs Winner," he continued. Judge Testar said that Gueorguieva intentionally took items including framed photos of Mr Winner with famous people, and sentimental jewellery. Gurgana Gueorguieva subjected Geraldine Winner to a three-hour ordeal at her Knightsbridge home in October 2015, Geraldine Winner, with her late husband Michael, was attacked in her own home, Geraldine and Michael Winner married in 2011, three-hour ordeal at her Knightsbridge home, denied bringing a weapon to intentionally injure, US election 2020 live results: Donald Trump claims 'legal' victory and says Joe Biden is cheating, Joe Biden 2020: What a Democratic Presidential win would mean for America. Arizona 2020 election results: could Trump still win? We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Michael Jackson would have been 62 years old now if was still alive.. News of the King of Pop's death on June 25, 2009, shocked not only his loyal fans but the entire world. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Well, they have stopped it.’ So it’s not only me.”. Michael Winner's widow 'left penniless' after film director's assets, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. On Friday Judge Peter Testar ruled Gueorguieva took the money but could not be sure that she brought the iron bar to the scene and found that she did not "gratuitously" cause Mrs Winner pain. Gueorguieva, of Russell Road, Holland Park, argued the injuries were inflicted in self-defence while trying to get Mrs Winner to calm down. 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She also claimed that Mrs Winner had used voodoo dolls to cause her late husband suffering, blaming the widow for the liver problems that led to his death in 2013. However, when she pleaded guilty, Gueorguieva denied bringing a weapon to intentionally injure the 81-year-old widow or taking €20,000, prompting a fact-finding hearing at Southwark Crown Court. However, Judge Testar said that these were "extraordinary ideas". Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. The Fat Pig Diet is published by JR Books, £12.99. Literally within five minutes of his death they had frozen everything,” she told the Sunday Times. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Alter A-levels and GCSEs to take into account lost learning, parents demand, US election results and maps 2020: All eyes on Nevada and Arizona as final states prepare to declare. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Never.”. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? ", Patrick Dennis, defending, later added: "She had a heartfelt feeling she had been wronged.". Nevada 2020 election results: why is the vote count so delayed? To order a copy for £11.99 with free UK p&p go to theguardian.com/bookshop or call 0870 836 0875, Michael Winner, director of the Death Wish movie series and A Chorus of Disapproval, who later found fame as a restaurant critic, has died at the age of 77, Flamboyant film director, best known for the Death Wish series of films, and later an outspoken restaurant critic and bon vivant, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Michael Winner’s ex-partner violently robbed his widow to take "revenge" over a change in his will, a court heard, as she was sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. Mrs Winner, admitted however, that she still hired a housekeeper to maintain the couple’s £60m, 46-room Kensington home. Mrs Winner said her husband’s friends are also feeling the pinch. During the attack, Gueorguieva, 48, hit and restrained Mrs Winner with plastic cable ties before stealing jewellery, cash and art, leaving her with three deep cuts to the head as well as a broken rib and finger. The court heard she had spent two years preparing for the offence including following Mrs Winner home, researching the building and listening to her conversations to gather information for the attack. He added: "She developed a loathing of Geraldine Winner. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium.