GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH
Brown's daughter faces his longtime tailors in a Cleveland area
small claims court on Friday. Deanna Brown Thomas tells The Plain
Dealer newspaper of Cleveland she sued Curtis and Marilyn Gibson as
a last resort, after asking them repeatedly to turn over a silver
cape made for her father before he died in late 2006.
Thomas says she wants her father's costumes for a museum and
that she paid the Gibsons $7,000 for what they had.
Curtis Gibson maintains that Thomas never contacted him about
the cape and says he was stunned that she decided to sue him. He
said he planned to bring the cape to court.