The widow and ex-wife of late rocker, Chris Cornell, are fighting in court over who is entitled to a cut of his estimated $20 million estate.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Vicky Cornell filed a petition to administer Chris’ estate following his death.
She lists the sole beneficiaries of the Soundgarden star's last will and testament (signed in 2004) as herself and the Cornell Family Trust. Vicky believes his estate is worth upwards of $20,000,000.
However, Cornell's first wife, Susan Silver, and the daughter they had together, Lillian, went to court demanding they too get a cut of the estate.
Susan and Lillian claim they are owed child support pursuant to a 2004 divorce settlement. Susan also believes she is owed a percentage of Cornell’s royalties. They want accounting of the estate to determine just how much they are owed.
Vicky has objected to both claims and is seeking to dismiss them, but they also claim to be trying to settle their issues outside of court.