It appears that the late Tom Petty‘s widow and his two daughters are now locked in a serious legal battle feuding over his will and his stash of unreleased music.
Petty passed away in October of 2017 and now TMZ have reported that his wife Dana York Petty and his two daughters Adria and Annakim are going at it with regards to the musicians’ estate.
His wife Dana has apparently filed court documents saying she is in control of Petty’s estate – but Adria and Annakim, his daughters from a previous relationship, say that their father always intended for them to be involved too.
It’s believed that Dana has filed court documents that state she is in control of Petty’s estate – but this is where it gets messy, his daughters Adria and Annakim, are claiming that their father had always intended for them to be involved too. Petty’s late wife is also claiming that his daughters, (who are from a previous relationship), have verbally attacked Petty’s former bandmates and that they are also making it increasingly difficult for her to control the estate.
Petty’s daughter Adria allegedly wrote the following to the Heartbreakers surviving members Benmont Tench and Mike Campbell: “What I don’t have the temperament for is having my entire life raped. Being disparaged. My dad being disgraced.
“I am sorry I am not a man and can not earn your respect through the work and deeds I do.”
Dana has also accused Petty’s daughters of standing in the way of the release of solo material Petty recorded 25 years ago. She was set to include the tracks on a 25th-anniversary box set release of the album ‘Wildflowers,’ but Adria allegedly disputed the timing of the release and attempted to block it.
Adria also put the blockers on Petty’s home city of Gainesville, Florida, to rename a park in his honor. Local officials asked the estate to create artwork for a park sign, Adria allegedly said the following: “Your name is not Petty and you don’t have the backbone to protect the estate from a horrible image like this one. Shame on you.”
This could get very ugly for sure.