Court Rules In Favor of James Brown Widow’s Diary Being Published!

Mar 6, 2015 | G-BLOG | 0 comments

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The world will know just what James Brown’s widow was thinking as a judge has ruled that her private diary can be published. The contested diary of Tommie Rae Brown found its way into freelance journalist Sue Summer’s hands- apparently it was mailed to her with no return address and she posted some of the contents on Facebook.
Those posts allegedly show Tommie Rae questioning whether she and the soul singer were legally married before he died in 2006. At first, a judge hearing challenges from the James Brown estate put the diary under seal. Now the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that preventing Summer from publishing Tommie Rae’s diary would violate her First Amendment free press rights.
Family members and lawyers for the Brown’s 100 million dollar estate have been in a deep battle since the singer’s passing.
Contributor: Charlene McCallum (@CharleneCMC)

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