Motown icon SMOKEY ROBINSON embroiled in bitter family turmoil as his penniless niece accuses him of turning his back on her.
Just a month after the death of Smokey’s sister Rose Ella Jones – who co-wrote some of his most famous songs – her disabled daughter faces eviction after Smokey stopped helping out with their $1,225 monthly rent.
"The only important thing for Smokey Robinson IS Smokey Robinson. He has an icy heart," a tearful Stacye Jones, 48, told The ENQUIRER.
Smokey;s sister Rose died at 82 from stomach cancer in April, and while Stacye is disabled with painful arthritis, she nursed her mother as she sank deeper into dementia.
"Finally last July, I couldn’t cope any longer without help, and I asked Smokey if he would pay for home nursing," Stacye said.
"He told me coldly, ‘Your mother never did anything for me. Let the state look after her.’
"Smokey’s accountant wrote to me right away to say he would no longer be helping out with the rent and bills because he had economic problems ‘like everyone else.’"
Now, she faces being thrown out on the street.
"Smokey knows I’ve been in the hospital and that I’m being evicted, but he hasn’t lifted a finger to help me," she said.
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