Jimi Hendrix's brother has lost out on his bid for money from the late
Seattle, Washington's King County Superior Court judge JEFFREY RAMSDELL
ruled instead on Friday (24SEP04) that JANIE HENDRIX, stepsister to Jimi and to
LEON who brought the lawsuit, will continue to manage the bulk of the estimated
(GBP44.4 million) estate.
Jimi's father AL HENDRIX eventually received the rights to his music after
his 1970 death but died himself in 2002, leaving most of the estate to his
daughter Janie, whom he adopted after marrying her mother.
Leon's battles with drug addiction, his failure to complete a treatment
program, his unwillingness to work and his continual demands for money were the
major reason Al Hendrix cut his younger son from his will in 1998, said
In a related claim, other family members had asserted that Janie and
cousin BOB HENDRIX mismanaged trust funds, using money from the trusts for spa
treatments and expensive cars.
The judge also ruled on Friday that Janie and her cousin should be removed
as trustees of that trust fund, saying the pair had breached their