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Prince at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on 21 October 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman http:://

Prince at Rod Laver Arena Melbourne 2003. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Alleged Prince Relatives Refuse Blood Test

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 26, 2016

in News

Two people who have come forward claiming to be related to Prince are formally objecting to the requirement for blood and genetic tests that are being required by the court to establish a relationship with the late singer.

Brianna Nelson, who is claiming to be the daughter of Prince’s late half-brother Duane Nelson, and Jeannine Halloran, who is the adult guardian of Brianna’s minor granddaughter, Victoria, have stated in a court filing that they have already provided the proof necessary of their blood relationship to Duane Nelson.

Prince, who died on April 21, had only one full sibling, his sister Tyka. There are also seven half-brothers and sisters of which five are alive. Prince and Tyka’s father, John Nelson, had three daughters and two sons from a previous marriage before marrying Mattie Shaw. Two of those, one half-brother (Duane) and one-half sister, are deceased.

Shaw, Prince and Tyka’s mother, had two sons, one born before marrying Nelson and one born after their divorce.

So far, there is only one other claim from a Carlin Williams who is currently in prison on a weapons charge. Williams claims he is Prince’s son from a one-night stand with his mother. He is also objecting to the genetics testing.


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