The grandson of one of the richest men in the world, an heir to the vast Getty oil fortune, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday and his ex-girlfriend is currently being detained as a possible witness and/or suspect.
The police told TMZ they are handling Andrew Getty’s death as “under suspicious circumstances.”
We’re told he suffered a traumatic injury to the rectal area and paramedics found significant bleeding.
Andrew Getty was found in the bathroom of his L.A. home at around 2 PM. Law enforcement sources tell us the ex-GF called 911 to report cardiac arrest.
Our sources say Andrew and his ex-girlfriend have a storied history with the LAPD. Cops have been to his residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances. Our sources say they have both frequently been under the influence of drugs during the police visits.
We’re told the drugs cops found in the past were prescriptions.
According to TMZ, the relationship was rocky. Getty has/had a restraining order against her and she has been placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold in the past after injuring cops when they responded to the house.
The ex-girlfriend allegedly broke into Andrew Getty’s house on numerous occasions.
Gordon Getty, Andrew’s father, is listed on Forbes at being worth $2.1 billion, making the family the 54th richest, worth an estimated $5 billion.
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