Stuart Scott’s teenage daughters, Taelor and Syndi, are fighting for control of their father’s remains four years after his death. Money is also reportedly a factor in the battle.
According to The Blast,
“The main gripe Stuart’s daughters have — they claim the trustees have held on to the late star’s remains, and want them handed over ASAP.
The girls claim the co-trustees have failed to do their job on multiple occasions, including not yet creating an official estate or properly accounting for $800,000 worth of assets. The Scotts also claim the trustees cut a check to their mother, Kimberly, that bounced.”
Stuart Scott passed away on January 4, 2015, after a battle with cancer. The celebrity father was able to accept the Jimmy V Award at the ESPY Awards ceremony in 2014 before passing away months later. Scott was sure to express his love for Taelor and Syndi all while offering words of wisdom and inspiration to attendees.
The late ESPN anchor’s daughters claim in court documents that those in charge of their late father’s estate wasted no time spending his wealth following his death. Scott’s girlfriend has been one of many recipients of large lump sums of money. The ESPN anchor’s former assistant also reportedly received $14,000 for home upgrades.
Taelor and Syndi hope to receive their late father’s remains via a new court ruling. The girls also hope to receive money for college through their dad’s estate.