Twin teen heirs set to inherit $1 billion say that as children, their father burned them with boiling water and forced them to live in a feces-filled basement, the New York Post reported.
Georgia and Walker Inman III, 15, are the only living heirs of the Duke tobacco fortune, according to Forbes.
Their father, Walker Inman Jr., was the nephew of Doris Duke, once known as "the richest girl in the world," according to Harper's Bazaar.
The teens say they grew up in misery, despite fabulous wealth that allowed them to own a pet lion and bring diamonds to school for show-and-tell. In a Rolling Stone interview published Tuesday, they detailed horrific abuse inflicted on them by their father at their South Carolina mansion before he died of a meth overdose in 2010.
"They stuck my brother and I in hot boiling water in our bath," Georgia Inman said, according to the New York Post. She added, "It felt like our skin was melting off."
The article, titled "Poorest Rich Kids In The World," also includes accounts from employees of the Inman estates. One caretaker noted that "[Their father] 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."
Walker Inman III recalled his father setting off tear-gas inside the house in order teach the kids a "safety lesson."
The twins now live with their mother, Daisha Inman in Utah.
According to Forbes, the woman is currently battling JP Morgan Chase for control of her children's trust funds, which they will gain access to when they turn 21. Their mother has complained the institution has refused to grant her requests to release money. The family almost faced eviction because the bank refused to release enough funds to cover the children's living expenses, she said.
The bank, however, has stated that if they were to grant all of Daisha Inman's requests, the money would be gone before the kids turn 21. Her requests in recent years have included $50,000 for Christmas presents and $6,000 for a Halloween party.