The story of Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oréal heiress and the world’s richest woman, seemed at first France’s version of the Astor scandal, but it may in fact be even better: Bettencourt said yesterday that she would never see her daughter again after her daughter filed a lawsuit alleging that the photographer François-Marie Banier exploited Bettencourt’s frail health to the tune of more than $1 billion. In an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche. Bettencourt said “I find this whole affair completely idiotic. It's a waste of energy. It is very disagreeable and distressing.” She went onto say that “I don't see my daughter any more and I don't want to see her,” but added that her daughter will still inherit her wealth.