Right around the time he first got together with Seymour, brant served time for tax evasion.
But claims about brant trying to hold on to his money at all costs go back at least two decades.
In July 1995, after his divorce to Sandy went through, brant married Seymour in Paris.
Fessenden has built a huge radio transmitter in a place called brant Rock, Massachusetts.
“It was beautiful,” says Kenny Scharf, another artist who was commissioned by brant to do a portrait of Seymour.
More, her son Foy knew the hiding-place of brant's hoard, and from him or his servant Martin that secret must be won.
"But I can answer for him," said Mrs. brant, rising, with a quivering voice and curling lip.
Finally, Mrs. brant broke up the debate by pointedly remarking on the lateness of the hour.
He was furious at the intimation that Mrs. brant had escaped him.
How could she face kind Mrs. brant with her tale of parents and friends proved false?