Dr. Mehment Oz has become embroiled in a legal dispute with his sister over money from two
Nazlim Oz filed a legal complaint in Manhattan on Monday claiming her TV star brother has stopped sending her $15,000 per month in payments coming from two Upper East Side apartments that their dad, Mustafa Oz, bought back in 1983.
Mustafa died in February of 2019, and it’s believed the pricey properties are now leased out, with Nazlim usually receiving $15,000 of the rent money each month.
The apartments are currently controlled by a limited liability company which is managed by Dr. Oz himself.
Dr. Mehment Oz has become embroiled in a legal dispute with his sister over money from two New York City properties owned by their late father, Mustafa, who died last year at the age of 94
However, a spokesperson for Dr. Oz told DailyMail.com on Tuesday that the television doctor has no choice but to stop payments to Nazlim because the wider Oz family is embroiled in other legal proceedings over the final distribution of Mustafa’s estate.
It’s believed lawsuits have been filed in both the United States and in Turkey, where Nazlim currently resides.
‘Our Family including my mother is suing my youngest sister Nazlim over my late father’s estate, including NYC based properties,’ Dr Oz. stated through his spokesperson.
‘My father legally placed me as manager of this entity, so although I do not own or desire these properties, I am obliged to hold all the income safely in escrow until the courts here and in Turkey have decided the merits of the ongoing litigations.’
Mustafa Oz bought apartments in two swanky Upper East Side apartment buildings back in 1983. It’s believed the apartments (pictured) are both now leased out, with Nazlim Oz receiving $15,000 per month in rent payments
Mustafa Oz was born in Turkey, but emigrated to the U.S. in 1955 and became a highly respected physician in his own right. Dr. Oz is the eldest of his three children.
Mustafa died last year at the age of 93, prompting a heartfelt public tribute from his famous son.
‘I fell in love with medicine after witnessing my dad do sometimes painful procedures on desperately sick patients who subsequently thanked him for saving their lives,’ Dr. Oz wrote on Instagram.
It’s unclear how much the estate of Mustafa is worth, but it likely pales in comparison to the fortune amassed by his TV star son.
Dr. Oz is estimated to be worth a whopping $100 million, thanks in large part to his hit program which has been running since 2009 and has won nine Daytime Emmy Awards.
Dr. Oz is pictured with his mother, Suna. She is reportedly embroiled in a separate lawsuit over her late husband’s estate