ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – It’s barely been two months since artist and City Museum owner Bob Cassilly died in a bulldozer accident.  Now there’s a dispute over the holdings at the Museum.

Cassilly’s widow, Giovanna, has brought a lawsuit against the museum’s half-owner and acting manager, David Jump.

Her attorney, Jill Silverstein, says not only has Giovanna been locked out of certain areas of the City Museum when David Jump changed the locks,  but she’s been denied access to Bob’s e-mail accounts, and that files for two other Cassilly Companies have been pilfered.

So, she’s seeking a temporary restraining order against Jump and has asked the court to define her rights and review and inventory all assets of the estate.

Attorney Silverstein says there have been talks with David Jump.  She hopes for another meeting where the issues can be resolved out of court.

Copyright KMOX Radio

Comments (2)
  1. Ed Golterman says:

    Please settle this out of court for many reasons. Fairness to both sides. Downtown has ‘muddled through’ long enough.

  2. stlmom4 says:

    Pls settle in a quick way that lets City Museum keep operating..and operating in a way that preserves the past accomplishments and encourages more. Pls keep this continuing drama from hurting the Museum. We love it the way it is!

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