Twitter was buzzing recently as a clip made the rounds showing the late television personality - buried in a 'small' private ceremony - reading a last will.
However, it was quickly discovered that it was actually from a 2020 virtual play called Blood Money, where the talk show host had a cameo role.
The Daily Mail’s recent article, “Jerry Springer viral for will giving large portion to two Black kids,” reports that in the clip, Jerry could be seen addressing five people, including two who happened to be Black.
Springer looks at a document and says: “Joan kept me away from you with the threat of exposure. She did not keep me from providing for you. You see I told her that if I had to accept the life without you she would not get a red cent of my fortune and that you would be named equally on my will in the event of my passing.”
“But with everything going on in the world right now, I realize that I have to go a step further. Jordan, Megan, I leave our home here in New Orleans to you to do whatever you want. The rest of the estate, my properties in Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, my bank accounts, investment portfolios, all liquid and intangible assets everything all of it will go to my children John and Misha.”
Springer goes on to say, “Girls all of your life I've been telling you to make your millions and I hope you have. If not, you could always sell the house and split the profit but my entire estate.”
Many who believed the clip was legit took to Twitter to react.
One person wrote, “The best Jerry Springer episode ever is Jerry reading his own will [two red exclamation point emojis] He had two black children out of wedlock, wife threatens to expose, so he keeps it under wraps until he dies, then leaves all his money to the children he never met. What a legend [two red exclamation point and mind blown emojis]”
Another posted, “Wow, Jerry Springer really went out with a bang. This is his will and final testament on this earth.”
Meanwhile, weeks ago, Springer got emotional as he talked about his family perishing in the Holocaust. He also revealed that his daughter seeing him perform The Waltz on Dancing with The Stars was his 'single happiest moment in television' in a wide-ranging final interview before dying at 79.
Reference: Daily Mail (May 16, 2023) “Jerry Springer viral for will giving large portion to two Black kids”
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