Estate of Denial:  “On Friday night former James Brown trustee, Adele Pope of Newberry, was served with a subpoena related to the diaries of Brown’s former companion, Tommie Rae Hynie.

Pope is being asked to turn over all written communications related to the Hynie diaries, including any communications with this reporter, any “blogger, website or media outlet.”

The Observer has requested a copy of the diaries from Attorney General (AG) Alan Wilson under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but the request was refused in March.

In a telephone interview in November, 2011, a longtime friend of music icon James Brown characterized the Hynie diaries as ‘explosive.'”