Households Behind Revlon and Hudson Media Fight Bitter Legal Battle Over Enormous Inheritance

Samantha Perelman is a 23-year-old student at Columbia University, working on a masters of service administration and as a summer season production assistant on the set of the HBO show “Girls.” Remarkable qualifications, to be sure, but more excellent is the legal fight in which she finds herself: she is battling with her uncle for a share in an estimated $700 million inheritance.

Beyond the existing legal fight, there are other disputes between these two households. Ronald Perelman is disallowed from going into the Cohen family’s home in Palm Beach, Florida, after an event in which Mr. Perelman allegedly crashed a bar mitzvah. On the other hand, the Perelman’s indicate what they call James Cohen’s conspicuous intake, referring to his 25,000-square-foot home in Alpine, NJ, that includes 15 bathrooms and 13 fireplaces, and has been included in Architectural Digest.