Don McLean cuts daughter Jackie off $3M inheritance after mental abuse allegations
Don McLean has reportedly cut off his daughter from her $3 million inheritance after she accused him of emotional and mental abuse.
The 'American Pie' hitmaker 75, revealed he "disinherited" 31-year-old Jackie following her bombshell claims in a tell-all interview last year. The singer-songwriter is currently dating 27-year-old Playboy model Paris Dylan, who is 48 years his junior.
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“I stopped supporting my daughter last year,” Don told the Daily Mail Thursday, September 9. “I have a son [Wyatt], you know, who grew up the same way, who thinks I’m a great father and who has none of these complaints. But I said to my daughter, ‘If you speak out about me and trash me, I’m going to disinherit you.'”
In June, Jackie, who is a singer for indie rock duo Roan Yellowthorn, told Rolling Stone that “there was a constant state of fear” in their house growing up. Following her claims, Don told his daughter she was cut off from his fortune. “She’s been automatically disinherited — that’s almost a $3 million trust fund that went down the tubes,” he told the British newspaper. “I’ve always supported my daughter — $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 a year, doubling her husband’s salary. I wanted to make sure the grandkids had everything they wanted.”
During her interview with Rolling Stone, Jackie alleged that her father would “turn into a crazy person” over the slightest of issues when she was a kid. “If somebody moved an item in the house and he didn’t know where it was, then he would go on a rampage for hours,” she claimed to Rolling Stone. “And everyone was just constantly on edge because it was chaos.”
Denying Jackie's accusations, Don maintained that he had always been a loving father who supported his daughter. Patrishia McLean, Jackie's mother and Don's second wife, was married to the folk-pop singer from 1987 to 2016 and has a son with him named Wyatt. Their marriage reportedly fell apart when Don was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. As reported by Page Six, he pleaded guilty to four of six charges as part of a plea deal to avoid jail time.
“Don terrorized me for four hours until the 911 call that I think might have saved my life," Patrishia claimed in her police statement. "He was scaring me with the intensity of his rage and the craziness in his eyes.”
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Don has now claimed that he was the one who “endured physical attacks” from Patrisha and parted ways with her because he wanted “to do something else with this last chapter” of his life. On the other hand, Patricia has denied the allegations, telling the paper, “This is coercion. This is what domestic abusers do.”
Meanwhile, Don has moved on with model Dylan, who reportedly worked as his social media manager.
Don said of his lover, "She doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, doesn't do drugs, and doesn't party. She's completely the opposite of what you might think. Yes, she loves to wear bikinis, but I think she's the greatest pin-up girl in America and I tell her that all the time. Of course, it drives my ex-wife and my daughter bananas, but I don't care because they don't care about me."