LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The restaurant once owned by the slain wife of former “Survivor” producer Bruce Beresford-Redman may end up in the hands of the landlord, an attorney for the family says.
Beresford-Redman is in federal custody, awaiting possible extradition to Mexico in the detah of his 41-year-old wife, Monica Beresford-Redman. Monica Beresford-Redman, whose body was found in April 2010 in a sewer at a Cancun resort, owned Zabumba Bar & Restaurant.READ MORE: Recovering COVID Patients Face Massive Medical Bills After Hospitalization
The landlord of the restaurant has obtained a judgment for unpaid rent and plans to take possession of the premises later this week, a family attorney told a judge. The move thwarts an attempt to buy the financially struggling restaurant by Monica Beresford-Redman’s sister, Carla Van Bastelaar.
Van Bastelaar has not given up hope of leasing the restaurant again after the landlord takes possession, her attorney Richard Petty said.READ MORE: 2 Killed In Rowland Heights Shooting, Suspect At Large
Petty said after the hearing that the landlord contends she is owed about $23,000 in unpaid rent, but the family believes the amount is lower. He also said the fixtures in the eatery still belong to the estate, but they likely will be sold to the landlord to offset the judgment.
Van Bastelaar had proposed to buy the Zabumba eatery from the estate for $1. She said last month that it needs significant improvements and she was willing to invest her own money. She said she and her parents have kept it afloat so far, but Bruce Beresford-Redman is no longer contributing funds as he did before his wife died.MORE NEWS: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash
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