Federal lawsuit filed over James Brown trust

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 4:59 PM
Last updated Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7:14 PM
  • Follow Latest News

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A former publicist for James Brown has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the singer's charitable trust said to contain most of his wealth belongs to her.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Jacque Hollander told The Associated Press Wednesday that she helped create the trust to help needy children.

Hollander's attorney, Donald Rosen, said Brown borrowed money from the trust for his personal use, making it invalid. He says Hollander, the only surviving partner, should control it.

Former Brown trustee Buddy Dallas backs Hollander's claim, but both have been criticized by attorneys pushing a long awaited settlement over how to parcel out Brown's wealth.

A South Carolina judge has threatened to hold Dallas in contempt of court for not turning over financial records.

Comments (3) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
APiratesLife4Me 04/15/09 - 05:06 pm
Dang, this just get better

Dang, this just get better and better everyday. Is there even money left in that trust? With all the lawyers, homes in Honduras, cars, dogs, trucks, homes, bicycles, many funerals ...... the list goes on. Oh, I forgot turkies. Wait, those are donated.

sueboo418 04/15/09 - 05:07 pm
I wouldn't think there would

I wouldn't think there would be anything left to parcel out with ever how many children the money has to be split among and all the legal fees. LOL

stumpjumper 04/15/09 - 11:23 pm
I'll take what's left,

I'll take what's left, including Tomi Rae and move to the French Riviera and forget about all this stupid garbage. You know Buddy Dallas is a crook just by being an attorney, all of them are. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Back to Top
Search Augusta jobs