Los Angeles: Late actor Paul Walker’s estate is suing his acquaintance, Richard Taylor, over missing cars.
In a lawsuit filed on Thursday, June 11 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Mr Taylor was accused of holding on to some of the movie star’s car collection and trying to extort his family, reported Ace Showbiz.
Mr Walker’s father William Walker, who is also the executor of his estate, stated in the suit that Mr Taylor used to help the late actor with his extensive car collection. He was said to be keeping seven of the vehicles including a Porsche and multiple BMWs for his own.
According to the legal documents, Mr Taylor’s associates removed the vehicles from Mr Walker’s Valencia warehouse where they were stored less than 24 hours following the actor’s fatal car crash.
He has since been hiding the cars at an unknown location.
While the property was regularly used by multiple companies and people, including Mr Taylor, the star’s family argued that he had no right over the cars.
“Richard has intentionally and fraudulently concealed the existence and location of such vehicles from Plaintiff in order to wrongfully convert such vehicles for his own benefit,” read a statement in the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.
The legal paper further claimed that Mr Taylor refused to give the vehicles back so that he could “extort money or other concessions” from the estate. In the suit, the family demanded him to return the cars and asked for some money for unspecified damages.