John R. Jakobson, a super-wealthy financier, rose to notoriety after it came out that he had a secret child — as the result of a love affair with Marie Squerciati.
Jakobson, who died at the age of 86, in 2017, had a net worth of $100 million and was one of the youngest to buy a seat at the New York Stock Exchange.
Marie Squerciati, a writer for publications like the Village Voice and the New York Times, had a one-year affair with Jakobson.
Not only that, but the multi-millionaire businessman had promised a big surprise to his daughter, Marina Squerciati in his will.
However, in a wicked twist of events, the 35-year-old actress ended up getting nothing. Jakobson passed away two years ago, and according to official reports, the daughter is yet to see anything from his will.
Marina Squerciati is a known name in the public sphere, as she is one of the stars of NBC’s Chicago P.D., and has been making substantial progress with her career.
The woman apparently wanted to be included in Jakobson’s estate together with his other children from his legal marriage — one of whom is Maggie Wheeler, who played Janice in Friends — but that did not work out in the end.
Jakobson’s promise to Squerciati was oral and had not been documented in any legal way, making it impossible for the woman to obtain anything from his will.
It remains to be seen if the courts might reconsider the situation, but reports have indicated that this is highly unlikely at this state.
It is also worth pointing out that Jakobson’s son, Nicholas, has been trying to prevent Marie from making any statements about the situation in public, attempting to leverage a law that can protect a person’s estate from any slander made by others who are still living.
However, it is not clear if the law would apply in this case. It has been revealed that Jakobson did pay his mistress for her silence.
The rich man invested in his daughter — he paid for nannies, made sure she went to prestigious private schools and handled her when she attended Dalton School and Northwestern University.