James Brown

LOS ANGELES — Six alleged biological children of Soul Brother No. 1 James Brown and three grandchildren claim in a federal complaint against his estate that they were cut out of royalties by his allegedly bigamous wife.

The plaintiffs are Deanna Brown-Thomas; Yamma Brown; Venisha Brown; Michael D. Brown; Nicole C. Brown; Jeanette Mitchell Bellinger; Sarah Latonya Fegan; Ciara Pettit and Cherquarius Williams.

Named as defendants are Tommie Rae Hynie, aka Tommie Rae Brown; James Brown II; Russell L. Bauknight, as the personal representative of the Estate of James Brown and Trustee of the James Brown “I Feel Good” Trust; David C. Sojourner Jr., as the limited special administrator of the Estate of James Brown and limited special Trustee of the James Brown “I Feel Good” Trust.

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