Report: TX judge freezes large chunk of Benson assets

Report: TX judge freezes large chunk of Benson assets

Tom Benson/FILE (FOX 8 Photo) Tom Benson/FILE (FOX 8 Photo)
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A judge in Texas ordered a temporary freeze on the money and assets in a trust controlled by Tom Benson, according to Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

Benson owns the New Orleans Saints, Pelicans and FOX 8.

The order was requested by his daughter, Renee Leblanc, according to the report.

The temporary restraining order was signed on Wednesday. It prevents Tom Benson from withdrawing anything from the Shirley L. Benson Testamentary Trust. Shirley, Benson's first wife, died in 1980.

Thursday, Renee Leblanc, and her kids Rita and Ryan Leblanc filed a lawsuit claiming that Tom Benson is mentally and physically unfit to manage his businesses and his wife is trying to grab power from the family.

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