But it was another unlikely relationship that would cause the real rift between father and daughter. Several months after her marriage, following the death of her mother, Rinehart hired a flamboyant 34-year-old Filipina, Rose Lacson, to care for her 73-year-old father. Not to be outdone by his daughter, Hancock promptly started a relationship with the help, marrying her within two years. Rinehart was appalled, and her relationship with Hancock deteriorated. When she wrote to him complaining he had become the subject of “dirty old man” jokes, he responded: “If you won’t consider my well-being, at least allow me to remember you as [a] neat, trim, capable and attractive young lady… rather than the slothful, vindictive and devious baby elephant that you have become”.
The iron ore lady: Why the world’s richest woman is mired in controversy - Profiles - People - The Independent
~ Excellent article about the obscene wealth Gina Rinehart has amassed by raping Australia’s massive mineral resources - and claiming them as her own.
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