Blues great B.B. King, who is now 89 years old and suffers from diabetes and other health problems, is the subject of a bitter dispute over management of his care and assets. The battle pits his longtime business manager, Laverne Toney, against a handful of his 11 surviving children.
King fathered and adopted a total of 15 children, from several different marriages, but four had previously died. Three recently went to court in Las Vegas trying to combat Toney in what they allege is a case of elder abuse.
Karen Williams, Rita Washington, and Patty King say that Toney is not providing proper medical care to their father, is restricting his children and friends from visiting, and that there are large amounts of money missing from King’s bank account. In fact, the family says it cannot account for more than one million dollars. The three children are seeking the appointment of an independent guardian for their father to begin making his decisions and protect him.
Toney’s legal team called the Read more...