DMX Estate Battle Gets Even Messier as Alleged 15th Child Joins Feud
A Georgia woman has allegedly claimed to be another child of the late hip-hop artist DMX, bringing the total number of his alleged offspring to 15 amid estate battle.
AceShowbiz -Another woman has reportedly come forward claiming to be the child of late hip-hop artist DMX.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six column, a Georgia woman named Raven Barmer-Simmons has reached out to the star’s other adult children, bringing the total number of kids he allegedly fathered to 15.
She and the remaining 14 alleged children of the late rapper will all be DNA tested to confirm their paternity.
DMX, real name is Earl Simmons, died in April (21), aged 50, following a cocaine-induced heart attack, leaving no will and few liquid assets.
The battle over his estate and all future earnings from his music escalated this week (ends24Oct21) after Judge Helen Blackwood appointed his three sons – Xavier, Tacoma, and Sean Simmons – from his 16-year marriage to Tashera Simmons as the temporary administrators of his estate.
DMX’s fiancee Desiree Lindstrom, who is mother to his five-year-old son Exodus, applied to be legally declared his “common-law wife,” but her request was denied.
Lindstrom also petitioned to be an administrator of his $1 million (£726,744) estate as had the late rapper’s older daughters, Sasha Simmons and Jada Oden.
Herbert Nass, the trusts and estates attorney for Xavier, Tacoma, and Sean Simmons, said, “Judge Blackwood appointed Xavier, Tacoma and Sean as the temporary administrators of the estate.”
“The next big thing is to determine who are the rightful heirs. The estate is going to ask everyone to prove paternity through DNA testing. All the legal children of DMX will be entitled to an equal share of his estate.”
Of the state of the late musician’s estate, he added, “We need to collect assets and pay debts and administration costs.”
“We don’t have a lot of information about his income streams, but now the temporary administrators have been appointed, we can ask questions and expect answers.”
“I want to point out that when a person dies without a will, a surety bond needs to be posted, and obtaining a bond is difficult.”
“We spoke to a number of surety companies and it was only Thomas Whittemore at Executive Bond who was able to get it done.”
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