Aretha Franklin's Sister-In-Law Demands $43,000 Compensation For Her “Caregiver” Services

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August 19, 2019 18:09 By Fabiosa

Aretha Franklin’s sister-in-law is demanding the late singer’s estate pay her $43,000, for taking care of the singer in the months before her death.

Aretha Franklin's sister and her demand

Earline Franklin has filed a claim against Aretha’s estate, asking to be compensated $43,000 for her "caregiver" services from April to August of 2018.

Earline who was married to the singer’s brother Cecil Franklin is pursuing the payment of “$16,740 (April), $17,298 (May), $16,470 (June), $17,298 (July) and $4,464 (August),” The Blast reported. She wants $5,000 for “Return of Air Force Military Flag”.

Earline, in fact, has got an uphill battle since the estate is embroiled in a legal battle after Aretha passed away on August 16, 2018.

People's reaction

Multiple fans, however, lambasted the woman for her demand.

Jo Ann Jones admitted:

"This is so sad, I think Aretha would be ashamed of her family all of this in fighting."

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Shirley Hawkins added:

"My only question is was there any agreement between the two before Ms. Franklin needed her help? If not it's disgraceful to want to be paid now. My one cousin and I took care of our Aunt for ten years,we've stayed over night at her apartment and hospital rooms because of her dementia. I would never think about asking to be paid. She wants her fifteen minutes of fame and now she has it."

Audrey Davis:

"What's wrong with family helping family in needs why it's all about money"

While Eric McGill noted:

"$10k a month? Reasonable?"

We have to admit that the situation is really ticklish. Yet, no one can judge her decision as we don't know whether there was some agreement between the two sisters or not. We'd like to believe that Earline doesn't want to simply steal the show and win something from her sister's death.

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After all, Aretha would not be happy to see her family fighting because of her money and real estate...Family isn't about it, right?