Tom Petty’s widow has accused his “unhinged” daughter of “selling out” the singer with her plans for a range of Tom Petty salad dressings, as the battle between the late singer’s family becomes increasingly bitter.
Dana Petty, 54, who married the late singer in 2001, accused his eldest daughter Adria, 44, of planning to cash in on the singer’s memory.
She claimed in the latest court documents, filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, that Miss Petty, a New York-based director, writer and artist, was “selling out” her father’s legacy.
“Adria wanted to authorize Tom’s name and likeness to be used to promote products akin to Paul Newman, whose face adorns bottles of salad dressing and so on,” the court documents state.
“But Tom would never have permitted such a thing, he never ‘sold out’ while he was alive and refused to do any such thing despite numerous opportunities. Dana is certain Tom’s fans would also find it a sad perversion of Tom’s legacy.”