Robin Thicke In Legal Battle Over Dad’s Estate
It seems like there are some “Blurred Lines” when it comes to the estate of late actor Alan Thicke.
Robin Thicke and his brother Brennan have accused their stepmother of threatening them with bad publicity to try to get a bigger piece of their late father’s estate.
The ‘Blurred Lines’ singer filed a petition to protect their dad’s legacy and “prevent his testamentary intentions from being undermined by avarice and overreaching of his third wife, Tanya Callau.”
The Thicke brothers claim their stepmother has been asking questions about the family trust and the prenuptial agreement she signed before marrying the Growing Pains actor.
The brothers’ attorney Alex Weingarten writes in the petition: “Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and the Prenuptial Agreement. Tanya asserts that there is no chance the ‘Prenup’ could withstand legal challenge and that she has very significant community rights in the Trust’s assets.”
The lawyer also claims his widow has “threatened to make her claims fodder for ‘tabloid publicity’ unless the Co-Trustees agreed to participate in a mediation and succumb to her demands.”
The Thickes have tried to appease their stepmom without going to court, but Weingarten tells The Hollywood Reporter “the only thing they care about is protecting the legacy of their father and honoring his intentions. That is exactly what we are going to do.”
Alan Thicke died in December and left each of his three children equal shares of a ranch in California, 75 percent of his personal effects and 60 percent of his remaining estate. He left his wife the ranch’s furnishings, 25 percent of his personal effects, a $500,000 life insurance policy, and insisted she could live at the ranch, as long as she maintained the property.