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Don McLean's Daughter Jackie Lee McLean Says Father Did Not Disinherit Her, She 'Disinherited Herself'

Sep. 13 2021, Published 6:48 p.m. ET

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Don McLean's daughter Jackie Lee McLean is shutting down her father's claims that he "disinherited" her.

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In a statement to OK!, Jackie says, "I’m seeing a lot of news articles mentioning me, quoting my father saying that he disinherited me for speaking the truth about my experiences. But the stories have it wrong. I disinherited myself. I was told my whole life that if I ever spoke up about the lifetime of abuse I endured from him, I would be disowned."

"The promise of a will was a control tactic leveraged against me since I was a child in order to keep me silent. More than the prospect of being without his money, I was controlled by the fear of being without his love. Over time, I realized that the love I wanted would never come from him," the daughter of the "American Pie" singer said.

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Jackie continued, "Recently, I decided I was done being manipulated, controlled, afraid, and silenced - like my life was not my own. I was ready to live. I spoke out of my own volition, knowing that it would mean the end of a manipulation tactic. The end of the hope of a relationship."

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She finished the statement on a hopeful note saying, "And the beginning of freedom. I disinherited myself. And I’d do it again one hundred times over."

As OK! previously reported, her 75-year-old father claimed that he had officially cut Jackie off after she spoke out against him saying he allegedly inflicted "mental" and "emotional" abuse.

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The singer and songwriter told the Daily Mail, “I stopped supporting my daughter last year. I have a son [Wyatt], you know, who grew up the same way, who thinks I’m a great father and who has none of these complaints. But I said to my daughter, ‘If you speak out about me and trash me, I’m going to disinherit you.'”

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"She’s been automatically disinherited — that’s almost a $3 million trust fund that went down the tubes. I’ve always supported my daughter — $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 a year, doubling her husband’s salary. I wanted to make sure the grandkids had everything they wanted,” Don added.

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