Earlier today, Bobbie Brown, Jani‘s ex-wife and the vixen in WARRANT‘s “Cherry Pie” video, released a statement from their daughter Taylar Jayne Lane in which the 26-year-old insisted that Lane‘s ex-manager was paid for any work he did following her father’s death and claiming that the ex-manager had no authority to sell Jani‘s music catalogs.
Taylar‘s full statement, as posted on Bobbie‘s Facebook page, reads as follows: “The TMZ article published regarding the lawsuit filed against my father’s estate and its administrator by Obi Steinman is, about several aspects of the suit, erroneous in its description of the facts. However, Obi, the former ‘manager’ in question, was paid for any managerial work he did following my father’s death and had no authority to sell his music catalogs, let alone to receive a portion of the assets made from that sale. His claims of entitlement are based on a ‘verbal contract’ he made with my father for 15% of all money incoming from royalties; not only was there no contract in writing entitling him to such, but even this verbal contract made no concessions for income received based on the sale of assets, including the sale of catalogs, songs, and other intellectual properties.
Obi was offered a smaller settlement to spare myself and the other heirs the stress of having this all go to court, and he refused. Obi made himself filthy rich while my father was alive and now, since apparently it wasn’t enough for him, would like to take more money from my father’s estate and from his heirs: myself, my little sister, and his widow. Obi does not deserve an ounce of support or sympathy from the public, who don’t know the details of our situation, nor does he deserve another cent of my father’s money. He is owed nothing and hopefully nothing is what he will ultimately receive. All my sister and I want is for Obi to leave us alone.”