Françoise Bettencourt Meyers

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Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers
Born Françoise Bettencourt
(1953-07-10) 10 July 1953 (age 61)
Neuilly-sur-Seine
Occupation Author, and board member of L'Oréal
Spouse(s) Jean-Pierre Meyers
Children Jean-Victor, Nicolas

Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃swaːz bɛtɑ̃kuːʁ mɛjɛʁs]) is a French heiress and author of Bible commentaries and works on Jewish-Christian relations.[1] The only daughter and thus under French law heiress of Liliane Bettencourt. She married the Jewish grandson of a rabbi murdered at Auschwitz. After marriage, Meyers decided to raise her children as Jews.[1] Her marriage caused controversy as a result of her grandfather, Eugène Schueller's, trial for collaboration with the Nazi regime.[2]

In 2008, she sued François-Marie Banier for taking money from her 'unstable' mother,[2] and started proceedings to have her mother declared mentally incompetent. The revelations in the secret recordings she used in evidence, were at the origin of the Woerth-Bettencourt scandal. In December 2010, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers announced that she had settled out of court with François-Marie Banier and her mother.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Greek gods. Genealogy (Les Dieux grecs. Généalogies), Paris, éd. Christian, 1994, 511 p.
  • A look at the Bible (Regard sur la Bible), 5 vol., Introduction by Alain Decaux, Published, November 2008, awarded the prix des Lauriers Verts (section « Spirituality ») in 2009:
    • Words and expressions originating in the Bible
    • From one Testament to the other, Judaism and Catholicism
    • Family Tree of Adam Eve, and the Tribes of Israel
    • Animals, Plants, Measures, money, and numbers in the Bible
    • Genealogic section

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Les Échos, December 2009.
  2. ^ a b The Guardian, July 10, 2010
  3. ^ La Tribune December 2010.