A lawsuit has broken out between the children of legendary singer Gil Scott Heron, with Gil's only son, Rumal Rackley, claiming that his half-sister, her mother and grandmother have been taking money from the estate without authorization. Rackley is the official administrator of the estate.
In a $2 million lawsuit filed on February 24 Rackley claims that Gia Scott-Heron, her mother Brenda Sykes and her mother Elvira Sykes, illegally withdrew over $250,000 from the singer’s Chase accounts, just weeks after his death in May of 2011.
Rackley claims that Gia Scott-Heron forged her father's signature and withdrew $210,000, while Brenda and Elvira Sykes took out $60,000 from Gil's personal checking account.
In addition to the missing $250,000, Rumal Rackley is seeking $2 million in damages for the illegal withdrawal.