The famous “Growing Pains” actor Alan Thicke’s children are accusing their father’s widow is blackmailing them.
The star’s sons filed many complaints saying that Tanya Callau allegedly wants more of Thicke’s estate so she bullied them with bad publicity.
Robin and Brennan Thicke are the legal co-trustees of the actor’s living trust. In the filed papers, both sons claim that in 2005, Thicke combined all of his possessions before getting married to Callau; they also say that Callau agreed and signed a prenup before the marriage.
Legally and according to the papers, Thicke “generously provided” for his sons and Callau, his third wife.
What did Thicke leave for Callau?
Thicke left his widow the furnishings from his ranch at Carpinteria, California, in addition to 25% of his own effects as well as a $500,000 life insurance plan. Thick also left her all of his death profits from his incomes along with union memberships and a 40% of his remaining estate.
In the papers, the deceased actor said that Callau can stay and live at the ranch but she would have to pay for the expenses.
Yet, Callau filed a petition n Tuesday in LA Superior Court claiming that the prenup is invalid and that she is turning to “avarice and overreaching.”
“Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and the Prenuptial Agreement. According to a letter from her attorney, Tanya asserts that there is no chance the ‘Prenup’ could withstand legal challenge and that she has very significant community rights in the Trust’s assets and rights of reimbursement with respect to improvements to the Ranch,” the petition recites.
The widow claims that Thicke as promised her to give her the ranch.
“Also threatened to make her claims fodder for ‘tabloid publicity’ unless the Co-Trustees agreed to participate in a mediation and succumb to her demands,” the petition continues.
Thicke passed away last year in December at age 69 while playing hockey with one of his sons, Carter.