According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Judge Kevin W. Eide ordered that “Brianna Nelson and [Victoria Nelson] are excluded as heirs” of the late icon’s estate.
In previous legal filings, Brianna claimed to be the daughter of Prince’s reported half-brother Duane Nelson Sr., who died in 2011. Duane Sr. also had a son, Duane Jr., who died in 2005 and left behind a daughter, Victoria.
However, following genetic testing, it was determined that Brianna and Victoria are not blood relatives of Prince, as their father was not a genetic son of Prince’s father, John L. Nelson.
According to the documents, Brianna and Victoria’s counsel argued that their father was raised as a son of John Nelson and brother of Prince. But the judge decided: “As it relates directly to the matter presently before the Court, there is no case law in Minnesota or, to the Court’s knowledge, anywhere in the United States that establishes a parent- child relationship for intestacy purposes where there was a no genetic relationship but the parties to the relationship held themselves out to be parent and child.”
Duane Nelson Sr. also allegedly had another son: Corey Simmons. The judge also dismissed Simmons’ heirship claims — on the same grounds he dismissed Brianna and Victoria’s. But, the judge is allowing Simmons time to provide evidence that, as his attorney has asserted in the past, John Nelson had plans to adopt Duane Nelson Sr., which could potentially position him for heirship.
Assuming Simmons cannot procure the aforementioned evidence, the only remaining heirs privy to Prince’s estate are his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings: Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson, John Nelson, Alfred Jackson and Omarr Baker.