On July 3, an agreement between Laeticia Hallyday and Laura Smet had already ended more than two years of proceedings before the courts.
“Now the page is turned and David looks to the future with the return of serenity.” The singer David Hallyday renounces, Friday July 31, the succession of his father Johnny, after a long battle with his widow and his sister Laura Smet. “We are withdrawing from all legal proceedings”, told AFP his lawyer, Pierre-Jean Douvier, confirming information published in Le Figaro. “The goal of protecting his three sisters has been achieved and we are delighted about it. David does not receive anything, whether patrimonial or financially, and he does not ask for anything. He has not received any symbolic objects”, specifies the lawyer.
Mid-July, Laeticia Hallyday affirmed in Paris Match that the legacy of the rock star, who died in December 2017, was “heritage, little cash and a lot of debt”. Johnny Hallyday’s widow’s lawyer announced on July 3 the conclusion of a “final agreement” between Laeticia Hallyday and Laura Smet, who was the first to take legal action to challenge her father’s will drawn up in the United States. The agreement, details of which had not been released, ended more than two years of court proceedings.