Johnny's Illegitimate Granddaughter
Fights for Her Share
Chrystal Love believes she's
part of Hollywood royalty. Paternity tests show
her father is likely Chris Carson, which would
make Chrystal Johnny Carson's grandfather.
Now, Chrystal and her mom, Tanena, are hiring
lawyers as they look to get a slice of the legend's
estate, and they're talking only to "Extra"
about their fight.
Tanena tells us she loved Chris, who is now in
his 50s, and that she's not just coming out of
the woodwork now that he stands to inherit a fortune.
"I would never treat a child or any other
human being the way they did Chris," she
told us. "I knew him for ten years before
I had his child. If you ever knew someone who
was going to rob a bank, would they stand outside
the bank for ten years? No."
Tanena is in between jobs now. She lives in a
rough neighborhood and wants to be able to buy
a home. "We are not in Malibu, far from it,"
Chrystal, a high school senior, says she tried
to contact Carson, the man she calls her grandpa,
but claims he never responded. "It hurt,"
she admitted to us. "Of course, it really
Chrystal says she'd just like money for college,
but she may have to fill out student loans. We
went to Barry Cutrow, a prominent estate lawyer,
who doesn't think she has a case. "Slim or
none," he predicted. "No one has the
right to inherit money."
But Tanena and her daughter vow to fight on, battling
for a piece of the family fortune they believe
they have a right to.