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Prince's sister files to be estate executor, says he didn't leave a will


Prince's younger sister Tyka Nelson filed to become executor of his estate Tuesday, saying in court documents obtained by Mashable that the musical icon did not leave a will -- setting up what could become a complicated tangle to distribute his considerable assets. Filed Tuesday in District Court in Carver County, Minnesota, the documents ask that Bremer Trust, a St. Cloud-based wealth management company that had been handling Prince's riches for years, be named temporary administrator. SEE ALSO: Still no answers about Prince's death, but lawyer calls drug reports'foolish' Tyka Nelson, who is two years younger than the late musician, would then become executor. Her filings list herself, three half brothers and three half sisters (one of whom is deceased) as potential heirs. Tyka Nelson holds a rose outside Paisley Park, the home of her brother Prince in Chanhassen, Minn., on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Who Gets Prince's Money? Singer's Family To Appear In Probate Court

International Business Times

Following the death of acclaimed pop sensation Prince April 21, his siblings will head to probate court Monday to continue discussing who will control the deceased singer's sizable estate. His fortune is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and it may include a rumored vault in his recording studio outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, that is said to contain dozens of unreleased records. The last meeting between his siblings – including Prince's half-brother, Alfred Jackson, and his full-sister Tyka Nelson – ended in a screaming match, according to sources close to the talks, and Prince was reportedly estranged from most of his living siblings. He did not have a will, meaning his fortune will go to his siblings, as he was divorced and had no living children, grandparents or parents at the time of his death. Sheila E., full name Sheila Escovedo, a former band mate and ex-fiancé of the deceased singer, has reportedly made claims to the estate, as well, saying publicly only that she wanted to preserve his legacy.

1st probate hearing set for Prince's estate

U.S. News

Attorneys are tackling the complicated job of dividing up Prince's estate. The first hearing is scheduled Monday in probate court in Carver County in suburban Minneapolis. That means under Minnesota law his estate would be divided among his surviving siblings. Prince made hundreds of millions of dollars for record companies, concert venues and others, and he owned about 27 million in property in Minnesota. The "Purple Rain" star was found dead at his home on April 21.

Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt Update: Actor Will Not Be Prosecuted For Alleged Child Abuse Incident With Son Maddox

International Business Times

Brad Pitt was rumored to be under investigation after reports came out that he allegedly got "verbally abusive and physical" with ex-wife Angelina Jolie and their oldest son, Maddox, last month. However, a new TMZ report revealed that the actor will not be prosecuted for the alleged incident. On Saturday, Oct. 8, law enforcement sources told the outlet that the FBI never officially opened an investigation against the 52-year-old "Allied" actor for the alleged incident because there was "no case." Authorities are reportedly still gathering the facts from the incident, which occurred while Pitt and his family were flying back to the United States on their private plane, but the FBI does not consider it an official investigation. Last month, reports surfaced that Pitt was an abusive father, and this was what drove Jolie, 41, to file for divorce.

Wife of assemblyman accused of domestic violence testifies she is 'afraid' his election loss will prompt retaliation

Los Angeles Times

Baldwin Park City Councilwoman Susan Rubio said in court Thursday she is fearful her husband, Assemblyman Roger Hernández, will violently retaliate against her because of his poor showing in the state's primary election. Rubio is seeking a domestic violence restraining order against Hernández, a Democrat from West Covina. The assemblyman was dogged by allegations that he repeatedly beat his estranged wife as he ran for Congress. Testifying Thursday, Rubio said she was afraid of what might happen to her in the future if Hernández is eliminated in the primary. "I'm afraid he is going to blame it on me and try to retaliate," she said while testifying.