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Steve Aoki

FINALLY Getting Benihana Money

... But There's a Catch

5/15/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0515-steve-aoki-benihana-tmz-01Famed DJ Steve Aoki's wallet is about to get fatter -- cause after years of legal battles he's finally defeated his stepmom for control of his late father's Benihana fortune.

Steve and his sister, model Devon Aoki, were each awarded 50% of their dad's trust by a judge this week ... meaning they get ownership rights to Benihana and a chunk of restaurant income.

But they don't get it just yet ... according to the Aoki family lawyer neither gets paid until their 45th birthdays. Steve is 36 and Devon is 31.

Benihana founder Rocky Aoki married Keiko Ono Aoki in 2002, and his kids feared she'd cut them off when he died -- so Rocky amended his will to give his descendants sole control of his trust.

0515-rocky-keiko-aoki-swipe-getty-01Keiko's been challenging the will ever since Rocky died in 2008 -- and actually won in a lower court. This week's ruling overturned her victory. 

No green tea ice cream for her.

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PRICEISRIGHT    

I fell in love with Benihana because, if you sit at a table full of strangers and you don't say anything to anybody
you're an *******

110 days ago
2.

Rigby    

Lmao another Yoko Ono breaking up the band/family. Bitches be gone

110 days ago
3.

Lucky_130    

I like Benihanas, they have great food and service

110 days ago
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Poppycock    

I like how they can't touch the trust until they are 45. LOL

110 days ago
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Dead@27    

Don't Worry Kyoko (Mummy's Only Looking for Her Hand in the Snow)

110 days ago
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boo boo    

I understand wanting to make sure your kids are taken care of (if you have the means) but your wife deserves financial recognition too....maybe he put something aside for her and we are just not reading about it here.

110 days ago
7.

Tazz    

Now I can sleep at night.

110 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Sorry, no money now. Thank you, please come again.

110 days ago
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jimmy d    

Beni was nice till coupons came out ,the one near me is plastered with knee gars,complaining about everything to get something for free,

110 days ago
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NoDickbutting    

Step mothers are gold digging whores...I got ****ed by mine too

110 days ago
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Luvgigi    

I just hope he did get something. Even tho she's being shady about the family business cause of course she has no right to that.

110 days ago
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mznicc    

Bitch! She's gonna be a broke bitch after it's all said and done!!!

110 days ago
13.

David    

Finally a greedy bitch that had nothing to contribute to the success of the business is not getting what she wants. I'm glad that the children had insight enough to take precautions with the will. Maybe Keiko should get a job and earn her own damn money. Especially now that she's too old to catch another sucker with money.

110 days ago
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Mr Barcliff    

WHATS SAD IS THE "GREED", I MEAN IF THIS WOMAN LOVED HER NOW DEAD HISBAND, WHY IS SHE TRYING TO KEEP ALL THE MONEY OR MOST FROM HIS KIDS? I MEAN THERE HIS KIDS AND DESERVE PART OF WHAT THERE DAD CREATED. NOW, IF HE DECIDED TO GIVE ALL HIS MONEY TO CHARITY OR MOST LIKE SOME DECIDE TO DO, FINE. APPARENTLY, HE DECIDED TO LEAVE IT TO FAMILY HIS KIDS CARRY ON HIS DNA AND BLOOD LINES. ITS SAD THAT SHE DIDNT LOVE HER HUSBAND ENOUGH TO CARE LESS ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY SHE KEPTS AFTER HIS DEATH THAN KEEPING THE PEACE AND AGREEING TO GIVE HIS KIDS WHAT THEY DESERVE(HALF THE MONEY)! I MEAN YOU GET MILLIONS AND AGRUE OVER MONEY. YOU MARRIED THE MAN IN 2002, NOT 1982 NOT EVEN 1992 AND HE DIED A SHORT 6 YEARS AFTER YOU WERE MARRIED AND YOUR TRYING TO CUT HIS KIDS OUT? WOMAN NEED TO START CHECKING THESE GOLD DIGGING WOMAN BECAUSE THEY HURT THE GOOD WOMAN WHO WANT TRUE LOVE. THIS IS WHY MANY MEN DONT WANT TO MARRY AT ALL. MEN HAVE TO CHECK NO GOOD MEN AND WOMAN NEED TO CHECK NO GOOD WOMAN!!!! LGNM

110 days ago
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01void    

Good for him and his sister, tell the money whore to move on and don't let the door hit her in the a$$

110 days ago
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