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Daughter of top Palm Beach developer sues father over alleged sexual abuse

Wendy Mendelsohn has already sued her siblings over $15M in assets she claims were previously promised her
July 05, 2018 05:30PM

E. Llwyd Ecclestone Jr.

The youngest daughter of Palm Beach developer E. Llwyd Ecclestone Jr. is alleging he sexually abused her.

Wendy Walker Mendelsohn and her husband, Joshua, filed a lawsuit against Ecclestone earlier this week, detailing the alleged abuse, according to the Palm Beach Post.

Ecclestone, a top developer and philanthropist in Palm Beach County, denied the allegations, and said his daughter and son-in-law are trying to force him to pay them an “exorbitant amount of money,” the paper reported.

Filed this week in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, the lawsuit comes four months after Mendelsohn sued her siblings and non-family trustees over at least $15 million in assets she claims were promised to her, but were instead put into her father’s wife’s name, Diana Lynn Ecclestone.

As part of the most recent lawsuit, Mendelsohn alleges that her brother, E. Llwyd Ecclestone III, who is also a developer, abused her as well.  Through a lawyer, the brother also denies the allegations, the paper reported.

Their father is known for building the PGA National Resort & Spa, Ibis Golf and Country Club, Old Port Cove and other residential communities in Palm Beach. [Palm Beach Post] — Katherine Kallergis