Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss’ widow no longer has to fight over royalties from her deceased husband’s projects. A judge has awarded Allison Holker, the entertainer’s wife and mother of his three children, access to royalties earned from various movies and television shows he starred in over his career.
Holker’s lawyers filed a spousal property petition because Boss, 40, died without a will in place to dictate his asset allocation.
The attorneys asked the judge to order “property passing to the surviving spouse or surviving registered domestic partner without administration,” noting when the couple got married in 2013, he “owned nothing of value.”
Before his death, Boss had seen his company, Stephen Boss Productions, grow to an estimated value of $600,000. He also had invested $25,000 with Goldman Sachs.
“Existing assets were acquired during the marriage, by virtue of the work, skills, and efforts of the parties,” the lawyers argued in the petition.
“During the marriage, decedent had numerous projects and performed as dancer, choreographer, actor, and producer which resulted in rights to royalties,” the petition also stated, adding, “The majority of these royalties were through Stephen Boss Productions.
Holker’s team argued, “They will continue in the future as shows and productions are re-broadcast.”
Some of these shows and productions include various episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and his appearances in the “Magic Mike” movie franchise.
Holker shared with the courts through the petition that she had not “located specific contracts related to these royalties” but that it was clear to her legal team the projects should “constitute a stream of income being paid to decedent and the corporation.”
According to RadarOnline, the hearing was held, affording Holker an opportunity to present her case before the court.
“There were no written agreements between the parties that would have impacted the determination that the assets were community property,” she said to the judge.
The judge ruled in her favor.
“The court finds that sufficient evidence has been provided to grant the matter on the calendar this date based upon the reading of the moving papers and consideration of all presented evidence,” the ruling states.
The ruling continued, saying, “There being no objections, the petition – Spousal/Domestic Partner Property (Initial) filed on 2/8/2023 by petitioner(s) Allison Boss is granted, as prayed.”
With the decision, half of his assets and future royalties from his various projects will be converted to her property.
On Dec. 13, 2022, Boss’ dead body was discovered in an Encino motel, the Oak Tree Inn, by a housekeeper. He reportedly had shot himself in the bathroom of the room. The beloved celebrity, who was mourned by millions after his premature demise, left a suicide note behind for his loved ones.