Former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has refiled a business lawsuit against his daughter, days after she won a primary election for city judge.
Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde turned over some of the documents that are being sought, but has not fully accounted for the money she managed for her father from 1989 to 2004, Frazier's lawyer said yesterday.
Frazier sued for the return of his records in April, but suspended the suit as his daughter waged a campaign for Philadelphia Municipal Court judge. "Joe just didn't want to ruin his daughter's judgeship [race]," Frazier lawyer Michael P. Kelly said yesterday. Frazier's lawyers believe that he may be missing out on film royalties, product endorsement fees, or other income perhaps promised in his old contracts.
Frazier-Lyde, a lawyer, took up boxing in 2000 at age 38 and won titles in three weight classes. She placed second among Democrats on Tuesday and is poised to secure one of two open seats this fall, given the city's overwhelmingly Democratic voting rolls.
She did not immediately return a message left yesterday at her campaign headquarters. - AP