John Singleton’s Mom Wins Court Order Against Her Granddaughter Cleopatra, After The Celebrity Kid Asked Judge To Continue Her 4 Figure Monthly School Allowance Despite Graduating
Family members of the late John Singleton are once again in court, hashing out rights to money from his estate.
According to Radar Online, the famed director’s mother recently won a court order against his daughter, who was attempting to continue receiving financial support for school though she’s already graduated.
As we covered a few years ago, one of John Singleton’s daughters, Cleopatra, was granted nearly $3,000 in a monthly allowance from the producer’s estate to support her scholastic efforts. The “Baby Boy” creator transitioned from life in April that year after succumbing to complications from a stroke. In his will, Singleton reportedly left each of his seven children 1/7 interest in his estate and named his mother Sheila Ward as the controller. However, after Ward reportedly denied Cleopatra and her mother’s request to be paid $1 million from the estate, which they claimed to be owed, the celebrity kid successfully motioned a court judge to grant her a monthly allowance, as she was a full time college student at the time with “no additional sources of income”.
Now, it’s reported that Ward claimed in a recent court update about the estate that Cleopatra is no longer in school and asked the judge to end her monthly stipend. Reportedly, Ward wrote in the legal document that her granddaughter graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana in May 2021 but has still been receiving $2,700 a month for school expenses since. She reportedly asked that Cleopatra’s final payout “be reduced by the amount she was paid after her graduation date”.
The court judge ultimately sided with Ward on the matter, but the ruling wasn’t given without a fight. Cleopatra reportedly motioned for her grandmother’s request to be denied along with the entire estate update. She reportedly claimed that Ward had given the court “inaccurate information”, arguing that she’s still taking online classes and that her grandmother failed to report certain transactions that took place. Additionally, Cleopatra argued the motion should be denied because of her mother’s ongoing lawsuit against Ward and Singleton’s estate. As we previously covered, her mother Vestria Barlow claims her ex owed her $15 million in royalties from entertainment projects they allegedly worked on as partners during their time together.
However, a court judge reportedly ruled that Ward submitted sufficient evidence to prove that Cleopatra finished school, effectively ending her monthly payments. Barlow’s suit against Ward and the Singleton estate is reportedly still ongoing.
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