2Pac’s Sister Is Suing Tom Whalley For Embezzlement
Tupac Shakur’s sister, Sekiwah Shakur, is suing Tom Whalley, the executor of Pac’s estate, for embezzlement.
According to Sekiwah, Whalley has paid $5.5 million over the past five years to run the label. Sekiwah says she and her late mother founded Afeni Shaku to posthumously distribute Pac’s music.
Whalley, who was subcontracting Pac to Interscope at the time, became the executor of Pac’s estate following Afeni’s death in 2016.
Sekiwah says Whalley would transfer some of the money from Pac’s inheritance to her, but they don’t pay him well.
“He has effectively embezzled millions of dollars for his own benefit well in excess of what would be reasonably necessary to retain a properly qualified third-party to perform such services,” a petition to the court from Shakur’s attorneys states. “As a result, 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.”
Walley’s attorney denies his client did anything wrong, pointing out that he was an old friend of Pac and that Afeni personally appointed him executor of 2Pac’s estate before his death.
“These legal claims are disappointing and detrimental to all beneficiaries of the trust,” Whalley’s lawyer said.. “We are confident the Court will promptly conclude that Tom has always acted in the best interests of Amaru, the trust, and all beneficiaries.”