Despite her success on the crime show Chicago PD, actress Marina Squerciati kept her personal life private.
However, Marina, a 36-year-old actress, has said that she is the child of Wall Street tycoon John R. Jakobson, who was one of the youngest individuals to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1955.
She was promised to remain secret for years, but now she’s speaking up because she believes her deceased father betrayed his word by leaving her out of his will.
Marina kept her father’s name hidden but is speaking out after she wasn’t included in his will when he died in 2017 at the age of 86 from pneumonia and left a portion of his $100 million wealth to his three children from two marriages and a stepdaughter. However, Marina, his purported love kid.
As per the New York Post, Jakobson was a ladies’ man who engaged in several relationships. His relationship with Marie Squerciati, an academic who worked as a TV writer for the Village Voice and the New York Times in the 1970s and 1980s.
According to Marie’s sister Gloria Maloney, the romance between Marie and Jakobsonsupposedly lasted a year and resulted in Marina’s birth in August 1981.
In 1983, Jakobson married his widow Joan Jakobson, with whom he had a son called Nicholas. In addition, he had three children from his previous marriage with college sweetheart Barbara Jakobson, one of whom died.
Marina had kept her father’s identity hidden her whole life while he sent her mother $1,200 per month for 20+ years.
Jakobson also paid $175,000 for Marina’s education and the $131,000 fees at Northwestern University. He also sent Marina flowers and birthday gifts and invested in a play in which she appeared.
After Marina’s mother approached Jakobson for a gift when Marina got engaged, he allegedly informed her that she’d receive money under his will.’
In court, Marina stated that the cost of her silence was ‘extraordinary,’ that she lost out on the chance to establish a connection with her claimed father, and that she was denied ‘any contact whatsoever with her half-siblings.’
Despite these accusations, Jakobson’s widow, Joan, said she was uninformed of her late husband’s purported love child’s existence.
Based on the court documents filed by the estate, Marina’s claims are “without basis in fact or law” and “amount to nothing more than an avaricious attempt to enforce an alleged, imprecise oral commitment made to her mother(not to herself).”
Marina’s complaints, according to the estate, have “no foundation in fact or law” and “amount to nothing more than an avaricious attempt to enforce an alleged, imprecise oral commitment made to her mother, rather than to herself, and which resulted in no legally discernible damage to Marina.”
Lawyers noted that even if Marina could have established Jakobson as her father, she lacked written evidence of his commitment to giving her money in his will.
The Jakobson lawyers proposed a $50,000 compensation to Marina. Lawyers stated in court documents that Marina “may have wanted to escape the opprobrium, which, although unfair and unwarranted, is typically heaped upon nonmarital children.