Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Dean Martin’s ex-wife is suing the executor of late singer's estate for allegedly siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars of royalty payments.

Martin's second wife Jeanne has accused co-administrator Laura Lizer of stealing royalties the star's music has earned since 2003, according to legal documents filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday.

Jeanne, who divorced the star in 1973, is suing for the $130,000 (£81,250) she claims is rightfully hers, reports TMZ.

Martin died at the age of 78 on Christmas morning (25Dec) in 1995 of respiratory failure.

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