Why Tom Petty’s Family Is in a Nasty Legal Battle Over His Will
Singer Tom Petty died over a year ago, but there is still family drama surrounding his will.
In court papers obtained by “Extra,” Petty's widow Dana York accused his daughters Adria and Annakim of impeding her ability to manage his estate.
While Petty put York in charge of his estate, he requested that his two daughters be part of the decision-making process. York claims that his daughters are blocking the release of some of his solo tracks for a 25th-anniversary box set release of his album “Wildflowers” and are verbally attacking some members of his band the Heartbreakers.
Adria responded with her own court papers, obtained by TMZ, accusing York of disregarding two of the wishes Petty laid out in the will. In the documents, she notes that his will granted her and sister Annakim equal input on matters relating to his estate, and claims that Dana refuses to transfer his “artistic property” assets out of his trust and into a separate company that would be managed by the three women.
Adria is asking a judge to intervene and force Dana to comply with her father's will.