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Subject: What do you expect? J.Paul's namesake grandson J.Paul Getty III's 1973 kidnapping resulted in grandfather's ignored ransom request of $16M. ...

The old man felt it was staged/planned, refusing to pay, "Keep him, I have 14 other grandchildren." 
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Date Posted: Thursday, April 13, 01:10:19pm
In reply to: ...on the TREATMENT of their 6-year-old son, Timmy, who'd become blind from a brain tumor in 1950s. 's message, "In 2013, Getty's 5th (last) wife, Teddy Getty Gaston, 99, published a memoir reporting how J. Paul scolded her for spending money too freely ..." on Thursday, April 13, 01:00:47pm

So four months into the kidnapping, a package was delivered containing a lock of Paul Getty's red hair and a severed human EAR. Soon, the kidnappers sent photos of Paul with his ear cut OFF, along with a message saying that if they did not get money, his other ear would arrive, and he would be returned in little bits.

The grandfather then agreed to pay the ransom, but required that he be repaid, plus four percent interest. He also reportedly negotiated the kidnappers down from $3.2 million to $2.9 million. Paul Getty III was released on his grandfather's 81st birthday on December 15, 1973. However, when he telephoned his grandfather to try to thank him, the grandfather reportedly refused to come to the phone. A year later at the age of eighteen, Getty III married twenty-four year-old German actress Gisela-Martina Schmidt Zacher. To this union, actor Paul Balthazar Getty was born. However, J. Paul Getty, Sr., disapproved of his grandson marrying so young, and disinherited him. Getty III went through a series of operations to reconstruct his ear, and tried to put his life back together. However, he became addicted to alcohol and drugs, which caused a near-fatal stroke in 1981. The stroke left him nearly blind and paralyzed. Although he worked at his rehabilitation, and was even able to ski again with a specialized device, he was in poor health the rest of his life. 

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No wonder the grandson ended up on drugs! A year after his kidnapping the teen married German actress Gisela-Martina Schmidt Zacher, 24! Soon after, he stroked out on drug OD.Their son is actor Paul Balthazar Getty.Thursday, April 13, 01:21:19pm
Did J. Paul Getty have a pay phone in his house--for guests to use!! (NT)Or is that an urban legend?Thursday, April 13, 02:13:54pm

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