"Love and Betrayal" offers the unraveling of Woody's and Mia's romantic fairy tale with the caveat that Mia "loved not wisely but too well." [Kristi Groteke] writes that Mia was "enslaved by her blind trust in [Woody Allen] . . . and by her eagerness to overlook his faults."
Miss Groteke's book claims that Mia's and Woody's sexual relationship grew chilly or non-existent in the six months prior to her discovery of his affair with Soon-Yi Previn. The author describes as "farfetched" some of Woody's excuses to avoid intimacy with [Mia]. He put Mia off by saying he'd come down with a recurrence of Lyme disease. He said he might have chronic fatigue syndrome. Then, according to nanny Groteke, he claimed he was fearful he might have AIDS because he'd been with prostitutes 13 years before. He had blood tests and told Mia he did NOT have AIDS, but said he still couldn't account for his fatigue.
YESTERDAY, IN New York State's Surrogate Court, Chandi Heffner, the adopted daughter of the late tobacco heiress Doris Duke, challenged Duke's will by filing an official objection. (Chandi, estranged from Duke at the time of her death, received nothing. Duke's butler, Bernard Lafferty, inherited a windfall.)Chandi will have plenty to say to the court. She's already said a lot to Vanity Fair scribe Bob Colacello for the coming March issue. Colacello interviews Heffner, along with a host of other Duke intimates, in an attempt to shed some light on the heiress's shadowy final year, and the exact reasons she cut off her adopted daughter.