The battle between Michael Alig’s mom and his Club Child followers over his ashes has gone nuclear, with his mom claiming they’re making an attempt to “bully” her — not solely about the place her son’s remains will find yourself, but additionally the place she’ll ultimately be laid to relaxation herself.
As we reported final week, authentic Club Child Rachael Cain arrange a GoFundMe to lift cash for the Club Child Killer’s funeral bills — and mom Elke Blair agreed to separate the ashes with his disciples, permitting them to put in their share in Brooklyn’s Inexperienced-Wooden cemetery. However a rift developed between the 2 sides, and Blair threatened to nix the deal.
Alig — who led the Club Child motion till he was jailed in 1996 for killing Andre “Angel” Melendez — died of a suspected overdose on Christmas Eve.
Amid the dust-up, Blair advised Web page Six, “Because the [GoFundMe] donations poured in… I started to really feel bullied by Rachael.”
“I felt unsure concerning the plot at Inexperienced-Wooden cemetery. Rachael bought a two-person closing resting area of interest at Inexperienced-Wooden cemetery. Once I determined that this was not the ultimate resting place I would like for myself or my son, Rachael assured me that this was ‘already paid for’ and Rachel stated to others that if I ‘got here to her senses,’ I and my son may in the end reside at Inexperienced-Wooden-cemetery.”
In the meantime, she stated she needed to be put “in cost of all selections, as per Rachael Cain’s assertion within the attraction.”
Cain advised us she’s “shocked at [Elke’s] merciless allegations,” and denied bullying her. “I’ve witnesses and textual content messages to doc that she thought the area of interest was an exquisite concept at first,” she stated, “The niches are bought as doubles.”
In the meantime, she says she’s employed a lawyer to assist navigate the state of affairs.
Beneath a brand new deal, there will likely be a “digital memorial” at Inexperienced-Wooden, and Blair will preserve the ashes. Cain added, “We’re at peace with Elke having Michael’s ashes as a result of we have now his spirit.”
“It’s a mom’s proper and all of us, particularly me, want her love,” she stated.