Tony Bennett’s children go to war over his vast fortune

Tony Bennett’s daughters accused their brother of mismanaging the late singer’s assets in a lawsuit filed this week.

Antonia and Johanna Bennett allege that D’Andrea “Danny” Bennett “obtained personal benefits for himself and his company” from several transactions, including the sale of memorabilia.

The daughters also allege that Danny did not properly account for all proceeds from the sale of Tony’s catalog to Iconoclast earlier this year.

“It is unclear what musical assets (and other properties) were or were not sold as part of the deal” because Antonia and Johanna “were not provided with various details of the transaction despite repeated requests,” the document reads.

The information Danny had given his sisters only raised “further questions,” they said.

“Although Danny and his attorney have provided piecemeal information and produced some documents to the petitioners’ attorney, the information provided raises more questions than answers and fails to provide anything approaching an accounting of Tony’s assets and financial affairs.” , court documents said.

Danny, who was the singer’s manager and runs the family fund, did not respond Thursday to requests for comment on the lawsuit. Another brother, Daegal “Dae” Bennett, and Tony’s widow, Susan Benedetto, were also named in the lawsuit.

Antonia and Johanna seek “equitable relief.” Tony’s daughters demand that Danny turn over a full account of the late singer’s trust along with receipts, disbursements, expenses and tax returns.

Tony died at the age of 96 on July 21, 2023. At the time of his death he had an estimated fortune of $200 million.

“Tony left us today but the other day he was still singing on the piano and his last song was, Thank you, his first No. 1 hit. 1, “we read in a post on his Instagram account announcing his death. “Tony, thanks to you we will have your songs in our hearts forever.”

Tony’s goal for his career was to create “a catalog of hits rather than hit records”. He certainly achieved this by releasing over 70 albums after launching his career in 1949. The singer’s defining moment came in 1951 after he released Thank youwhich would become Tony’s first No. 1 hit.

Some of its most popular versions include I left my heart in San Francisco, Love for Sale, Cheek to Cheek AND Duets II.

His latest album, Love for sale, was recorded with his longtime friend and collaborator, Lady Gaga, and released in 2021. The album was actually the couple’s second album. Gaga recorded Cheek to cheek with Tony in 2014.

With the release of his second collaboration with Gaga, Tony broke the Guinness World Record as the oldest person to release an album of new material. He was 95 years and 60 days old when the album was released on October 1, 2021.

This story originally appeared on Fox News and is republished here with permission.

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