Charlie Hebdo workers launch legal fight against parents of murdered editor for share in £20million

Charlie Hebdo staff are embroiled in a bitter dispute over who gets to control the French magazine, months after eight of its writers and cartoonists were murdered by terrorists.

The row was sparked by a sudden increase in the magazine’s sales and revenue in the wake of the brutal attacks on January 7, according to the Times.

It has reportedly made £21.6million since then after its usual circulation of 30,000-a-week rocketed to hundreds of thousands.

Now the surviving staff members want that money and shares of the magazine – 40 per cent of which are owned by its murdered editor’s parents – to be divided equally.