Tom Petty’s widow is striking back over the late rockstar’s daughters as they make moves to try and take control of his estate, and now she’s demanding that a judge step in and take action.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Dana Petty is denying she left out the “Runnin’ Down a Dream” singer’s daughters, Adria and Annakim, from involvement in decisions on his music and legacy.
She claims to have bent over backwards to involve the girls despite “their repeatedly unconscionable behavior.” Dana believes they are the ones ruining Tom’s legacy and causing damage to the estate.
We’re told Dana has also taken the step to fire both daughters, and their attorney, from Tom’s company.
Dana says her late husband was clear in his instructions that she has sole discretion when it comes to certain decisions. Dana claims Adria and Annakim have already set up a company without authorization to try and gain power they aren’t owed.
She wants a judge to step in and shut down the daughters in their apparent power grab, and wants an order establishing who is in charge.
Powerhouse attorney, Adam Streisand, tells The Blast, “Dana Petty would have done almost anything to avoid all of this. Over the past weeks and months, however, the behavior of her stepdaughters Adria and Annakim has gone from unconscionable to unhinged – and it needs to be stopped.”
Streisand continues, “Tom Petty entrusted his wife Dana to choose how all three women could work together to carry on Tom’s legacy. But Adria and Annakim thought they could bully Dana and cast her aside. In the process, they’ve threatened, maligned and sued the people Tom worked closely with for decades.”
As we reported, Adria and Annakim made the first legal move and sued Dana for $5 million, alleging “gross mismanagement” of Tom’s affairs.
Streisand tells us that Dana’s “loyalty to her husband and the people he loved and trusted gave her the strength to fight, not only for herself, but for the whole Tom Petty and Heartbreakers family.”