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Aretha Franklin’s Son Accuses Estate of Keeping Her Kids In Dark About Business Deals

By Ryan Naumann

Aretha Franklin’s son is accusing the estate of keeping her heirs in the dark about almost everything about the late singer’s business, IRS issues and the investigation into her money being stolen.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Aretha’s son, Kecalf Franklin, is accusing the personal representative of the estate of failing to tell him or his siblings about a variety of issues.

He calls them out for not communicating about the new business deals they are negotiating. Kecalf claims to know nothing about the announced television show “Genius”, or the scheduled MGM biopic about Aretha’s life.

He also has problems with certain personal property being removed from her home and placed at the personal rep’s attorney’s office. Kecalf says this is not a safe, secure or impartial place to house the items.

Kecalf wants inventory of all her property and weekly accounting of the business, cars and other assets.

The heir even claims they have been given no information about the valuation of her music catalog or the investigation into forgery of her checks. He also wants information about the audits being done on her IRS tax returns from 2012 – 2018.

The estate rep has yet to respond to the allegations.

As The Blast previously reported, the estate rep recently claimed to have found three handwritten wills that Franklin left in secret spots around her home.

The documents filed in the probate explain a meeting was held with Franklin's heirs, but they have not been able to agree on the validity of the handwritten wills.

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