Alan Thicke died in December 2016 and you’d think seventeen months might be enough time for loved ones to fight over the deceased’s money and move on with their lives, but his widow Tanya Callau is still fighting over money with his sons Robin and Brennan Thicke.
The last time we checked in on this, Robin and Brennan were painting their step-mother as a gold digger, while Tanya accused them of smearing her in the press because they were pissed she wouldn’t let them grow pot on Alan’s farm.
Robin and Brennan are co-trustees of their late father’s estate, which means they control the bag of money that was left. According to TMZ, they’ve allegedly been pulling the drawstring on that bag so tight, Tanya can’t reach her hand in and get her share. In legal documents that Tanya recently filed, she claims Robin and Brennan won’t tell her exactly how they’re managing their late father’s money, and she suspects they’re being secretive to keep her away from what she’s owed.
Tanya says she’s still owed money for a burial site monument for Alan, a monument that Robin and Brennan allegedly had a problem with. She claims she had every right to erect the monument, but she would like to be reimbursed for it. When it came time for a huge party Robin decided to throw the night before the memorial (which Tanya was not on board with), he was reportedly reimbursed by Alan’s trust to the tune of $105,000, no questions asked. Tanya also believes Robin and Brennan are charging her for expenses and taxes that she shouldn’t be covering. Tanya lives on a ranch that was left by Alan in his will to her and his three sons (she owns 25% of it). It was stipulated in his will that she may live there so long as she pays the expenses and takes care of the property.
To make matters messier, Tanya’s lawyer claims she hasn’t even received her inheritance. If Robin and Brennan don’t pay her, Tanya is prepared to take them to court.
I have a feeling that no matter what Tanya’s lawyer threatens, this is going to be the Yao Ming of money fights, aka it’s going to be loooooooong. Robin and Brennan really don’t like Tanya, and she really doesn’t like them. But what is Robin and Brennan doing with all that money? Don’t tell me Robin is skimming off the top to fund production on more records. No Robin! It’s one thing to steal it, it’s a whole other thing to waste it.