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Robin Thicke accused of bullying late father's wife

The Blurred Lines hitmaker, and his brother Brennan, are battling their stepmother over their late father's estate.

Alan Thicke's widow Tanya Callau's attorney claims Robin Thicke and his brother are bullying her over their late father's estate.

The Blurred Lines hitmaker and his brother Brennan filed court documents this week (beg15May17), claiming their stepmother threatened to go public with family secrets if she didn't get a larger piece of her husband's fortune.

However, Tanya refuted those allegations, and has since issued a statement via her attorney to claim that the brothers are bullying her. She also stated Robin previously propositioned her about turning Alan’s Carpinteria, California, ranch into a marijuana plantation.

"Since Alan died, his sons have been haranguing her to let them turn America’s dad’s homestead into a massive pot plantation,” Adam F. Streisand said in a written statement to People.com on Friday.

"When she said no, they filed this bogus lawsuit and smeared her in the tabloids. They’re just trying to bully a woman whose only crime is loving their father with everything she had for 17 years.”

Robin and his brother have yet to comment on the latest allegations.

However, their lawyer Alex Weingarten said on Wednesday Tanya has been unreasonable about estate affairs since Alan died in December.

"The co-trustees (I represent) did everything they could to settle this out of court," Weingarten stated. "I cannot speak for Ms. Callau and what she wanted, all I can say is that we did everything we could to settle this out of court but that it takes two to tango."

Tanya was married to Alan for 11 years before he suddenly passed away from a heart attack.

The late Growing Pains actor left Tanya a sizable amount of assets in his will, including 25 per cent of his personal effects, a $500,000 (£386,000) life insurance policy, and permission to live at his Carpinteria ranch in California if she agreed to maintain the property.

Alan's three children from previous marriages - Robin, Brennan, and Carter - were given equal shares of his ranch, 75 per cent of his personal effects and 60 per cent of his remaining estate.

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