“How can you make a movie about a person and not talk to the persons sons or grandchildren about important information?” Kecalf Franklin wrote Saturday on Facebook, typing in all caps.

His post was the latest salvo in a family battle that has mostly played out inside Oakland County Probate Court, where Kecalf Franklin has petitioned to be named the estate’s executor in place of Sabrina Owens, Aretha Franklin’s niece.

“This is all about his attempts to become the personal representative of the estate,” said David Bennett, Aretha Franklin’s longtime attorney and lead counsel for the estate

Owens, a University of Michigan administrator, has served as executor since Franklin’s 2018 death, but matters were complicated last spring by the discovery of wills with conflicting instructions purportedly written by the late Detroit star.

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