It was my understanding that Ashley wasn't actually John's daughter. Never heard the entire story, it was before I watched the soap.
If that is true, then Abby isn't an Abbott. She's a Newman by default.
She decided to sue Victor and then Victoria in her usual manner, took over and sued him too. Both are ingrates and brats.
Really don't care for Jack either. He only offered Victoria the job to get back at Victor. but she could care less as long as she's in charge.
Actually even though she is a Newman by blood, she is JUST becoming close to the Newmans. She was very much not in their world as she grew up.
She was raised amongst the ABBOTTS. She was ADOPTED by Brad Carlton and he raised her until he died. Abby being a "Newman" is a very recent thing. Victor was always "Victor" and Brad was "Daddy" eventhough she always new Victor was her biological father.
Anyways John Abbott never
knew that Ashley wasn't his biological daughter. Ashley discovered that her mother had an affair and she was conceived from that affair when she was an adult
. Traci and Billy don't know either. Jack is the only Abbott sibling that knows and he didn't care because it changed nothing. Ashley and Abby are VERY much Abbotts.
This is not the first, not will be be the last, time Jack has pursused Victoria to work for him. She is the best in the cosmetics field and any business would want her. She has ran Jabot, Newman Ent, and BON. She is the best choice overall -- but of course her being Victor's daughter sweetens the deal. And why should Victoria care? She is the reason BON is the successful company that it is. Victor didn't give a crap about it when it was a little ignore division Victoria wanted to work on. It wasn't until it because well known that Victor went all "IT IS MINE!" -- so he can huff and puff all he wants. He is about as entitled to BON as Jack.
And Jack is Abby's uncle. Abby is ridiculously wealthy (with Colleen and Brad gone, she is the SOLE heir to that fortune, then she also is an Abbott and Newman heir) and she can do whatever she wants with her money. That includes giving it to FAMILY.
Victor can suck it.