Sekyiwa Shakur, the sister of the late Tupac Shakur, is calling out the music executive who is the current owner of Tupac’s estate for failing to comply with a court order in an ongoing legal battle.
According to reports, Sekyiwa says that Tom Whalley is having a “disregard for transparency” and a “false sense of entitlement.” Her lawyers stated that the judge had ordered the accounting report to Whalley hiding information from the beneficiaries.
They wrote, “Instead of remedying these issues, as it was intended to do, respondent’s accounting only further demonstrates respondent’s false sense of entitlement, disregard for transparency, and unwillingness to properly comply with his obligation to account to the petitioners and act as a fiduciary.”
The lawyers continued, “Respondent has chosen to keep his actions and the status of the assets in the Trust and Amaru in the dark, rather than allow reasonable review and comment. Respondent should not be allowed to continue spending the Trust’s assets to pursue a self-serving, drawn-out litigation campaign with the aim of withholding as much critical financial information as he can until forced to produce it, and falsely promoting himself in the process. If the Trust’s money is to be spent, it should be spent efficiently on an independent CPA who will move expeditiously and account to the beneficiaries and the Court fairly and objectively.”
Back in January, Sekwyia filed a lawsuit that accused Whalley of committing blatant violations. “He has effectively embezzled millions of dollars for his own benefit,” she wrote in the lawsuit.
Adding, “Whalley has unreasonably enriched himself at the expense of the beneficiaries and in bad faith by taking excessive compensation in a position from which he should properly be barred based on the inherent conflict of interest.”
Howard King, a trust attorney, claims that Whalley was a friend and confidant of both Tupac and his mother Afendi Shakur, and states that Whalley did nothing wrong.
During a recent interview, King said, “These legal claims are disappointing and detrimental to all beneficiaries of the trust.” He continued, “We are confident the court will promptly conclude that Tom has always acted in the best interests of Amaru, the trust, and all beneficiaries.”