A nasty family dispute over the estate of Tom Petty, who died in 2017 from an accidental drug overdose, is headed to court, TMZ reports.
“Tom Petty’s widow claims the late singer’s two daughters are attacking members of Tom’s group, the Heartbreakers, and refusing to put out his unreleased tracks,” TMZ reports. “Dana York Petty claims in new court docs she’s the one who runs the Estate but, for some reason, Tom insisted his two daughters from a previous marriage — Adria and Annakim Petty — be included in the decision-making process.
“Dana says the daughters have conspired to push her out and adds they’re making it impossible to manage the Estate.”
The report adds: “As for the unreleased tracks, Dana claims in the lawsuit, filed by attorney Adam Streisand, both daughters, but mostly Adria, have gone off the rails … directing their anger at everyone in Tom’s orbit, including the surviving members of the Heartbreakers.”
The report notes that Adria has filed a petition with probate court accusing Dana of ignoring some of the wishes Petty laid out in his will.
“According to Adria’s docs, Tom’s will gives her and her sister, Annakim, equal input on decisions regarding the Estate … and Dana’s standing in their way,” TMZ reports. “Also, Adria claims Dana was required to transfer Tom’s ‘artistic property’ assets out of his trust, and into a separate company that would be jointly administered by all three women.
“Adria claims Dana’s refused to make that transfer … thereby allowing her to keep sole control of the assets. She wants a judge to force Dana to comply with Tom’s will.”