The James Brown-is-dead brouhaha continues: First his children were fighting over his estate; after that, they had to settle where his body was buried. And now there’s the matter over his super-bad genetic material:
A lawyer for James Brown’s partner says an agreement has been reached over obtaining DNA samples from the late soul singer’s body. Lawyers for Brown’s trustees wanted DNA samples to help sort out several paternity claims made against the singer since he died two months ago.
Brown’s partner, Tomi Rae Hynie, originally didn’t like the way the trustees wanted the DNA collected, her lawyer, Robert Rosen, said. But both sides have reached an agreement on how to collect the samples, leading to the cancellation of a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Rosen told The Augusta Chronicle.
We’re not sure what kind of collection methods wound up spurring so many arguments, but all the back-and-forth seems unnecessary: Thanks to all of his cold sweats, big paybacks, and sex-machine antics, nobody has more DNA lying around the world than James Brown.