Family Conflict Causes Aretha Franklin’s Niece To Resign As Executor Of Her Estate
Seems like the family of Aretha Franklin have no R-E-S-P-E-C-T for each other.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Franklin's niece Sabrina Owens wrote a letter confirming she has resigned as the executor of her aunt's estate as she reportedly filed a petition with the Oakland County Probate Court giving her two weeks notice.
My primary goal was to honor my aunt by handling her business professionally, fairly and within the law. In spite of my best efforts, my role with the estate has become more contentious with the heirs. Given my aunt’s deep love of family and desire for privacy, this is not what she would have wanted for us, nor is it what I want.
After Franklin's death, her four sons requested her to be the head of the estate. However, once the discovery of three different wills things too a turn for the worst.
Kecalf, who is Franklin's youngest son requested the courts to remove Owens as the executor so he can take over, but his other brothers are not in support of the decision.
Back in February 2018 Owens revealed that Franklin asked her to take care of her business and personal matters and right now there has been no decision on who will take over at the new executor.
Their next court date in March 3rd.