Aretha Franklin’s oldest son wants his brother to not have control of the singer’s estate, saying his sibling can’t even support himself.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Aretha’s son, Clarence Franklin, is responding to his brother Kecalf Franklin’s recent moves to gain power over the estate. A guardian and trustee in charge of Clarence filed the documents on his behalf. Clarence has unspecified special needs which require a guardian.
In the docs, Clarence says the current head of estate, Sabrina Owens, has done great work. He says she “is a suitable person to continue to act as Personal Representative and has done an excellent job as Personal Representative.”
Clarence says she should NOT be removed nor should Kecalf be added as co-representative. He says his brother has “neither the education nor experience to act appropriately and properly and in the best interests of all the interested parties to administer this complex estate.”
He continues, “Kecalf Franklin, throughout his life, has not exhibited or displayed any ability or inclination to support himself and lacks the financial knowledge or ability to act as a fiduciary. Kecalf Franklin is generally unsuitable to act as fiduciary.”