The family of Tom Petty is embroiled in a legal battle over the late singer’s music.

In a new legal filing, Petty’s widow, Dana York Petty, accused his two daughters from a previous marriage, Adria Petty and Annakim Violette, of trying to hinder her role as trustee, making it impossible to manage the lucrative estate, according to TMZ.

Adria, who was named directing trustee, has filed her own court petition, accusing Dana of trying to push her and her sister out of the decision-making process that was established in their father’s will.

While Dana claimed the daughters ‘have conspired to push her out’ of the estate, the report said.

In a lawsuit, she claimed included emails that were allegedly sent by Adria to members of Petty’s band, the Heartbreakers, Benmont Tench, and Mike Campbell.

According to Dana, the daughters are getting in the way of her including unreleased solo material on a 25th-anniversary reissue of his album ‘Wildflowers,’ which she says could be worth millions in royalties.

Dana pointed to an email directed at guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench where Adria ranted: ‘What I don’t have the temperament for is having my entire life raped. Being disparaged. My dad being disgraced. And being surrounded by selfish, unreliable people and drug addicts.’

Dana also says Adria got irate over an image that was to be used on a sign for a park dedicated to the Free Falling singer in his native Gainesville, Florida, even though she initially approved the picture’s usage.

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