Two of B.B. King’s daughters want to put an end to their speculations that their father’s business manager, LaVerne Toney, looted his accounts and rushed his death in Las Vegas. On Friday, AP reports they’ve enlisted attorney Benjamin Crump, who has been previously involved in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida and the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Crump stated he would take a look into King’s death and how his finances were handled on his own time. He also wants to investigate whether there was another will. "They're not being accusatory. They just want to find out the truth of all that happened with their father," Crump said of King daughters Patty King and Karen Williams.
Four King daughters allege that Toney used her position as power of attorney to move $1 million out of different bank accounts for herself, denied him proper medical care, and prevented relatives from seeing him before he passed away on May 14.
Attorney Brent Bryson (representative of the B.B. King estate) and Toney (the executor of the B.B. King estate) responded with it didn’t matter if the daughters had Crump probe estate suspicions.
"The allegations against Ms. Toney are absolutely false and without merit, and we look forward to our day in court," Bryson said. "The facts of the case are not going to change based on who they bring in to present the case."