Tupac’s sister accuses executor of rapper’s estate of “embezzling millions”
Sekyiwa Shakur, sister of the late Tupac, is suing her mother’s executor, accusing her of having “embezzled millions”.
The estate is largely made up of funds left by Tupac himself after his death in September 1996, and Shakur alleges that executor Tom Whalley is using the money as “a piggy bank” to enrich himself.
In a lawsuit filed this week (January 10) in a Los Angeles court, Sekyiwa, along with the Tupac Shakur Foundation, sued Whalley for “gross violations” of his duties as executor of the estate of Afeni Shakur- Davis, the mother of Sekyiwa and Tupac.
The lawsuit said, “He effectively embezzled millions of dollars for his own profit. Whalley has enriched himself unreasonably at the expense of beneficiaries and in bad faith by taking undue compensation in a position from which he should rightly be excluded due to the inherent conflict of interest.
The lawsuit adds that Tupac’s music royalties are the “primary income producing asset of the trust,” which was transferred to Afeni after Tupac’s death and to Whalley after his death in 2016.
“Whalley has already received over $ 5.5 million which he paid himself over the past five years through Amaru,” Sekyiwa added in the lawsuit, claiming that Whalley had appointed himself director of Amaru. Tupac’s label and the company making a big sum. money for the Trust.
Elsewhere in the lawsuit, Whalley is accused of withholding personal property Afeni inherited from Tupac, including cars, gold records and jewelry.
He said: “It is clear that he used and abused his powers as executor and special estate and trust trustee to convert the personal property belonging to Sekyiwa into a piggy bank from which he drew substantial funds. for its own benefit. “
Whalley’s attorney Howard King denied the allegations in a statement, saying: “These legal claims are disappointing and damaging to all beneficiaries of the trust.
“We are confident that the court will quickly find that Tom has always acted in the best interests of Amaru, the trust and all beneficiaries.”