B.B. King Murder Claims Leads To Daughters Being Sued

(Classic Rock) An aide to B.B. King has sued three of the late blues icon's daughters after the drama that surrounded his death in May. King passed away at the age of 89, leading siblings Karen Williams, Patty King and Rita Washington to accuse manager LaVerne Toney and assistant Myron Johnson of poisoning him.

The claims were investigated by police, who reached the conclusion that no foul play had been involved in King's death. Now Johnson - half-brother of Williams, but not the son of King - has launched legal action against the sisters, laying seven charges including defamation, slander, libel and conspiracy.

Johnson's lawyer says there are several pieces of evidence that support his claims, including signed documents in which Williams and King both say: "I believe my father was poisoned. I believe my father was murdered." Read more here.

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