Six alleged biological children of Soul Brother No. 1 James Brown along with three grandchildren have sued his estate in federal court, claiming they were cut out of royalties by his allegedly bigamous wife.
The plaintiffs are Deanna Brown-Thomas; Yamma Brown; Venisha Brown; Michael D. Brown; Nicole C. Brown; Jeanette Mitchell Bellinger; Sarah Latonya Fegan; Ciara Pettit and Cherquarius Williams.
Named as defendants are Tommie Rae Hynie, aka Tommie Rae Brown; James Brown II; Russell L. Bauknight, as the personal representative of the Estate of James Brown and Trustee of the James Brown “I Feel Good” Trust; David C. Sojourner Jr., as the limited special administrator of the Estate of James Brown and limited special Trustee of the James Brown “I Feel Good” Trust.
Read the details in the full complaint here.