Late comic Robert Schimmel's widow has been sued by his daughter over claims she failed to hand over inheritance money. The funnyman, who was a regular on Howard Stern's radio show, died in a car crash in Phoenix, Arizona in 2010. He was aged 60.
Now his daughter Jessica Katz has issued a lawsuit against his widow Melissa, who Schimmel had been divorcing at the time of his death. It accuses her of failing to pay Katz and another sibling the money promised to them, according to TMZ.com.
It is stated they are seeking $25,000 (£15,600) each.
A lawyer dealing with Schimmel's estate has told TMZ.com they are dealing with his debts before they make payouts to his heirs.
The comic had six children. Two, daughter Aliyah and son Jacob, were involved in the car accident which claimed his life.
The funnyman, who was a regular on Howard Stern's radio show, was a passenger in a car driven by his 19-year-old daughter Aliyah on 26 August (10) when the teenager reportedly swerved to avoid another vehicle and crashed.
Schimmel was hospitalised at a medical facility in Phoenix, Arizona and passed away on Friday (03Sep10) aged 60, his manager Lee Kernis has confirmed.
Schimmel's daughter and one of his sons, who was also a passenger in the car, were also taken to hospital but are said to be in a stable condition.