Has Prince’s fortune finally found its rightful home? A man from Kansas City is claiming to be Prince’s ‘sole surviving legal heir,’ filing a paternity claim to determine whether he’s the late singer’s son. Get the details right here!
Yet another person is claiming to be related to Prince! As the fate of the late singer’s $300 million estate is still being determined, a Kansas City man named Carlin Q. Williams has come forward to file a paternity claim against Prince’s estate, as he’s alleging to be the legend’s son — and the only legal heir remaining. Could this mean Tyka Nelson doesn’t get anything?
Carlin filed paperwork in Carver County, Minnesota, on May 9, claiming to be Prince’s son and “sole surviving legal heir,” according to CBS News. He even requested a DNA test to prove it! Although more than 700 people have claimed ownership of Prince’s multi-million dollar fortune, Carlin happens to only be the only person to make this specific claim. To hear more about Prince, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
So how does Carlin think he has a true case? Apparently Carlin’s mother, Marsha Henson, said in a statement that she and Prince had unprotected sex at Kansas City hotel back in July 1976, CBS reported citing court documents. Prince had many lovers over his lifetime, but this one could end up being the most pivotal in figuring out where his money should go!
Amidst the investigation of where Prince’s money belongs, a Minnesota judge anticipated that a claim like Carlin’s would occur soon enough and authorized the use of Prince’s blood for DNA testing just three days before Carlin came forward. Prior to cremating Prince’s remains, the Midwest Medical Examiner extracted a vial of the singer’s blood for this purpose, so it will only be a matter of time before it is determined if Carlin is telling the truth.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Prince did not create a will before he died at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21. With one biological sister, Tyka, and five half-siblings still alive, it seemed his $300 million fortune would go to them. But as more and more people have been coming forward with claims, the fate of the money requires a pretty extensive investigation. It’s still unclear exactly when we’ll be finding out if Carlin’s claims — or any of the 700 claims, for that matter — are true.
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