The twins, Georgia and Patterson Inman, 15, have had a horrible childhood growing up abused and neglected. However, when they turn 21 they could be receive an inheritance of $60 million.
The story of the twins is told by Danielle Levitt in an article for "Rolling Stone" magazine. The twins are the great-niece and nephew of the celebrity tobacco heiress Doris Duke. The twins father, Walker Inman, received a portion of Doris' $1.3 billion fortune in 1993.
The abuse that these twins had to endure is something that no one, especially a child, should ever have to experience. They claim that they were bolt-locked into bedrooms, strewn with feces, and abused both physically and mentally by their father. They say that the abuse occurred from the time they were two years old until the death of their father in 2010 from a heroin overdose. "I never asked to be born into any of this. Sometimes I wish I was never born," 15-year-old Georgia Inman tells "Rolling Stone" magazine during an interview.
Plantation caretaker, Vick "Butch" Deer wrote in an affidavit saying that, "Walker made them stay down in the basement all the time. The basement was covered in feces, and it was smeared all over, and it smelled terrible. It was so bad that I wouldn’t leave a dog in that condition." According to a former nanny, "There was food strewn across the floor and a foul smell from where the kids had been relieving themselves in a corner."
Where was the mother when this abuse was happening? Their mother, Daisha, was forced out of their lives in 2000 after their father allegedly kidnapped them when they were 17-month-old and the proceeded to hire lawyers to prove that Daisha was incompetent and mentally unstable. Walker told the twins that their mother was an alcoholic and that she gave them fetal alcohol syndrome and caused them to be "retarded."
Georgia recalls one of her first memories of abuse: "They. Stuck my brother and I. In hot boiling water in our bath. It felt like our skin was melting away". Even though nannies and tutors witnessed the shocking abuse, no one ever contacted police or intervened in any way.
Although many nannies and tutors recognized that there was something wrong with the children, they never intervened. Family Support Services visited the house several times, but each time their father was tipped off to hide anything suspicious. Their mother now has custody, however the children are still struggling to cope with the abuse. They spent three months in a mental hospital and both have contemplated suicide and have suffered from anorexia.
You can read more about the Inman's story in the new issue of "Rolling Stone" magazine.