The late Chester Bennington’s ex-wife has filed a claim with his estate for money she says she is owed.
According to TMZ, Olit has filed a claim with Bennington’s estate for money she’s allegedly owed.
She claims she’s owed child support from 2012 – 2017, which she estimates at over $502,500 ($376,094) plus interest. She’s also asking for a share in the late singer’s non-touring merchandise income, as well as other music royalty rights.
Some assets, such as his retirement account, will go straight to Talinda, while the rest will go to the Chester and Talinda Bennington Family Trust.
- Read more: Chester Bennington Obituary: 1976-2017
Ex-wife Samantha wrote a heartfelt tribute on a Facebook post days after her ex-husband died, hailing his “God given talent”.
“I have always missed him singing throughout our home & loved it when he would visit, he would sing for us every time we ask or just spontaneously,” she wrote,
“He absolutely had a God given talent! We are all created the same & connected so Chester you are never “gone”. Our souls & energy are forever connected.”
She has since spoken out about the singer’s “disgusting” funeral service, which took place on July 29.
In the post, Samantha Bennington says that she and her son were not given the opportunity to speak at the funeral service and goes on to speak of a previous “financial sacrifice.”
Meanwhile, last month Linkin Park announced a live album in honour of Bennington, which was released on December 15. It includes live recordings taken from the singer’s final tour with the band in support of this year’s ‘One More Light’, the band’s seventh studio album.