39 Year Old Man Claims to Be Prince’s Heir

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(Newswire.net — May 10, 2016) — Prince’s multi-million property heritage is slowly turning into a soap opera after a man claims to be Prince’s son. He has filed paperwork in Carver County requesting a blood test, CBS Minnesota reported.

Thirty nine-year-old Carlin Q. Williams of Kansas City, is requesting a DNA test to prove he’s Prince’s sole heir, as his mother told him. Williams is the first person to come forward claiming to be the sole heir of the late singer’s estate.

Marsha Henson, Carlin’s mother, claims she had unprotected sex with Prince in July of 1976 at a hotel in Kansas City and found out she was pregnant a few months later.

Although Prince’s remains were cremated, blood samples were preserved. Carver County judge, Kevin Eide, has authorized the release and analysis of Prince’s blood for the sake of the paternity claim. That DNA will be used to settle Williams claim of being the late singer’s son.

At the request of the special administrator of Prince’s estate, Judge Eide approved the order on Friday. The results could be known within a few days, but may not be published for some time. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office is in possession of Prince’s blood, and is now authorized to provide it to the DNA Diagnostics Center for testing.

According to Carver County authorities, two separate calls have been recorded from women who claim Prince was the father of their child. It is not yet clear, however, if both calls were from the same woman.

Official records show Prince had one child, Boy Gregory, with his first wife Mayte Garcia in 1996. However, the boy died just days after being born.

Law firm Stinson Leonard Street, who represent Bremer Trust, the bank appointed to oversee Prince’s estate, will present a bill to Minnesota state legislators that would grant artists and their heirs a greater degree of control over the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images, ABC News reported.

According to attorney Joel Leviton, there are precedents supporting the bill’s position, but nothing written into law. He told ABC that the state’s court system declares whether the right to control the artist’s creative rights are transferable to heirs. The Minnesota legislature adjourns in two weeks, so there is a necessity for legislators to speed up the hearing, which is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.