Late American movie director, John Singleton‘s seven children are preparing for a legal battle on how his $35 million estate will be shared among them in the wake of his death.
The ‘Boyz n the Hood‘ director died on Monday, April 28 at the age of 51 after he suffered a major stroke. He was buried in his native South Los Angeles on Monday in a ceremony attended by notable names such as Stevie Wonder, Ice Cube, Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Tyrese, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, among others.
The famed filmmaker’s seven children are reportedly preparing to head to court to battle over his $35m estate, after it was discovered that he drafted one will, in 1993, at which time he only had one child, daughter Justice, 26, who he left everything to.
According to TMZ, the late director’s mother, Shelia Ward, who is acting as executor of his estate, filed the will which earmarked everything for Justice in probate court Friday.
The arrangement was composed in California, where state law could open the door for Singleton’s younger six children – who were not born at the time the will was composed – to carve out a piece of the estate, according to the outlet. (The only instance that could potentially exclude them, according to the outlet, was if Singleton would have added a stipulation disowning the yet-to-be-born kids, which he didn’t.)