Somebody call Maury! There seems to be a new twist in the case of who will inherit Prince Roger Nelson’s nearly $300 million estate. A Minneapolis woman is claiming that her father, NOT John Lewis Nelson, is actually Prince’s biological father. And, she says she has proof.
On Friday afternoon, Venita Jackson-Leverette filed papers in probate court claiming “heirship and interest” in Prince’s estate. HipHollywood has obtained a copy of the court documents. Leverette’s petition calls for a DNA test to be done to prove that she and the late singer shared the same father. If she is right, then only 3 of Prince’s siblings from his mother (Tyka Nelson, Omar Baker and Alfred Jackson) could potentially inherit his fortune, along with Leverette.
She will however have to get in line as there is already a growing list of people calling for a DNA test done to prove their relation to the iconic singer. There’s Carlin Q. Williams, the convicted felon who claims to be Prince’s love child, and earlier this week Norman Yates Carthens and Regina Sorenson came forward, claiming to be his adopted son, and his half-sister (respectively).
According to docs filed in probate court, and obtained by TMZ:
Norman Yates Carthens says Prince adopted him — he’s not specific about when — and claims there IS a will that could make him rich.
Carthens says Prince left him $7 million. He makes no mention of where this mysterious will is right now. Prince’s sister Tyka, and his estate have already said there is no will.
Also, an alleged half-sibling named Regina Sorenson filed docs saying she and Prince had the same father. In the docs she says there is a trust, and she should be included in any DNA testing of potential heirs.
At the time of his death Prince did not have a will. Bremer Trust has been put in charge of overseeing the singer’s estate.