Ford heirs lose battle to oust mother’s allegedly abusive caregiver

The heirs of Henry Ford II have suffered defeat in their fight to drive their mother’s companion — who, they assert, abused her — to give up command of her lifetime, Page 6 has discovered.

Frank Chopin was an attorney to Ford II — the late president of the Ford Motor Co. and eldest grandson of Henry Ford — and immediately after his dying became an legal professional to his widow, Kathleen DuRoss Ford. Chopin moved into Kathleen’s $44 million Palm Seaside, Fla., estate and grew to become her caregiver.

But in 2019 her daughters, Deborah DuRoss Guibord and Kimberly DuRoss, mounted a lawful problem to oust Chopin, who Kathleen — a paralyzed 80-calendar year-previous — experienced provided electrical power of lawyer more than her affairs. They allege he tried to manage their accessibility to her and, in accordance to studies, abused her by “[forcing] supplements down her throat.” Chopin vehemently denies abuse.

Then Wednesday, a Palm Seaside decide denied their request, leaving Chopin in management for the rest of her everyday living — and leaving her daughters, grandchildren and even her sister, Sharon, 82, distraught.

Her granddaughter, Tara DuRoss, advised Page Six that Chopin experienced minimal them to scheduled convention phone calls and conferences absent from her property, and now the calls had stopped. “I made use of to contact her each working day,” Tara, 23, told us. “We just want to be in a position … to see her.”

Chopin informed us it’s untrue that Tara spoke to Kathleen every day. He termed her an “idiot child,” and mentioned the spouse and children ended up “estranged” except if “they preferred a little something.”