Is There a Clash for Carson's
Exclusive: The woman who
claims to be Johnny Carson's illegitimate granddaughter
and her mother have spoken out, only on "Extra,"
and told us why they deserve a piece of the estate.
Chrystal Love Carson showed "Extra"
paternity papers which show there's almost a 99
percent chance her dad is Chris Carson, Johnny's
53-year-old son. Chris, now in his 50's, spent
most of his adult life living on a $35,000-a-year
check from his dad. He paid child support to Chrystal
and her mom, Tanena, but the money didn't go very
Tanena claims the late-night legend sent his lawyer
over to make sure Chrystal was really a Carson.
"I believe she is," Tanena said. "I
know she is a Carson. I'm waiting for people to
act more human, like a human being. Not like she's
an animal, not like she doesn't exist."
"If anything, I want help with my college,"
"He knew of her," Tanena insisted. "He
sent Harry Bushkin from California on his Lear
jet for us to take blood tests. I proved 18 years
ago that she was a Carson. It shouldn't have been
a fight after that."
Chrystal wanted to know her grandpa and sent him
letters, which all returned unopened. Chrystal
says she traveled to Malibu to see her grandfather,
but admitted, "I went on his property to
talk to him. He told me to get off his property."
Chrystal will never get to know her grandfather,
but she believes it's not too late for things
to finally be set right, and for her family's
long struggle to be put to an end. "It hurts
me that my mother has to struggle when things
could be easier," she said. "It really