Children of Robbie Robertson sue late musician’s widow, alleging elder abuse

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Lawsuit disputing fate of $6m house alleges that Janet Zuccarini took advantage of Robertson, with her lawyers calling it ‘meritless fiction’

The children of the late Robbie Robertson, songwriter and guitarist with the Band, are suing his widow, Janet Zuccarini, over his assets.

In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles and seen by the Guardian, Alexandra, Delphine and Sebastian Robertson allege elder abuse, claiming that Zuccarini had Robertson sign documents he was not capable of fully understanding while on strong pain medication. Zuccarini, they allege, “took advantage of her relationship with a vulnerable and ill Robertson to enrich herself to the detriment of Robertson’s children”.

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