The estate of Amy Winehouse may be subject to a claim from her ex-husband
According to a recent online story, Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband, Blake Fielder, has reportedly filed a $1.6 million claim against the late singer’s estate. Amy Winehouse was born on September 14, 1983 and died on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27. She died as a result of alcohol poisoning. At the time of her death she was an international sensation. Like many other super stars who died early, Amy Winehouse did not have a will at the time of her death. As a result, it has been reported that her $4.7 million estate went to her parents, Janis and Mitch.
Amy and Blake were married for two years and divorced in July of 2009. They reached a settlement when they divorced. Notwithstanding, Blake is allegedly attempting to obtain an additional lump sum payment and an allowance from Amy’s estate. The reason for this is that the divorce settlement was allegedly not labelled as a final settlement. It is not clear what the outcome of this claim will be. None of the grounds for the claim have been proven in Court.
Ex-husband also allegedly threatened to sell unseen pictures of the singer
According to another story found here, in addition to making a claim against the Winehouse Estate, Blake has threatened to release unseen pictures of the late singer “for a fee”. Furthermore, Blake may be planning to write an autobiography in which he will tell “everything that went on and talk about the family, especially Mitch.” Presently there are no details as to what Mr. Fielder is referring to with respect to Mitch.
This will be a very interesting story to follow. Amy’s ex-husband is asserting claims against her estate eight years after her death. Furthermore, the former couple’s divorce settlement was reached almost a decade ago. It will be interesting to see how his legal team addresses any potential time limitation issues. Unfortunately, it appears that another great singer’s legacy will be marred by bitter litigation.
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