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2 women battle over Gary Coleman estate

Associated Press Modified: May 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm •  Published: May 7, 2012
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Coleman's parents, Willie and Edmonia Coleman, have asserted no claim on his estate, court papers say.

Price's lawyer, Mitchell Maughan, said the case is more about future rights to Coleman's name and brand than assets.

"He was not a zillionaire," Maughan said.

Price said her relationship with Gary Coleman had ups and downs, but "we couldn't be without each other" even after divorce.

Neighbor Audra Wright however, testified that the marriage was far from perfect, the couple's house was a mess, and the two kept separate bedrooms.

Wright said Price frequently complained about fights and financial problems.

Once, Price asked, "'Did you ever see a black guy with a black eye?'" Wright testified. "She called Gary over and said 'Show her your black eye.'"

Instead of holding hands, Price would grab Coleman by the wrist and pull him along.

"I think that made him look like a child," Wright said.