Cher filed for conservatorship, citing her son Elijah Blue Allman’s recent drug abuse problems.
According to documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by PEOPLE, the 77-year-old singer and actress claims that her son is “virtually incapable of managing his financial resources” and is the sole holder of her son’s estate. Requesting guardianship.
The document states that Elijah is scheduled to receive assets from the trust by the end of the year, but because Elijah is “currently unable to manage the assets due to: is urgently needed.” Serious mental health and substance abuse issues. ”The document also says that his estranged wife, Mariangela King, is unfit to be her guardian because “their troubled relationship has been characterized by a cycle of drug addiction and mental health crises.” Says.
The filing goes on to say, “Although Elijah is entitled to receive periodic distributions from the trust, given his ongoing mental health and substance abuse issues, [Cher] He is concerned that the funds distributed to Elijah will soon be spent on drugs, leaving Elijah with no assets to support himself and putting Elijah’s life in danger. ”
The submission concludes with the following: moonstruck The actress reportedly “worked tirelessly to get Elijah into treatment and get him the help he needed.”
”[Cher] “She loves Elijah very much and has always acted with his best interests in mind,” the filing states, adding that she is concerned about his “current mental and physical health.” “We have not been able to discuss his wishes regarding the appointment of a temporary conservator,” it added.
Representatives for Mr. Cher did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. A hearing on the interim order is currently scheduled for January 5, 2024, and a hearing on the permanent order is scheduled for March 6, 2024.
In October, Cher broke her silence about Elijah’s ordeal after reports surfaced that she allegedly hired four men to forcefully remove her son from a New York City hotel room. He opened up about his relationship with the public. King made the allegations in divorce papers filed last December, and they recently surfaced.
Regarding the allegations, Cher told PEOPLE, “The rumors are not true,” and declined to comment further.
However, she acknowledged that the family’s private issues are related to her son’s addiction issues, which he has talked about publicly for years.
“I don’t have the problems that millions of people in America don’t have,” Cher said of watching her son struggle with substance abuse for years. “I’m a mother. This is my job, to help my kids in some way. You do anything for your kids. Whenever you can help them, just do it. That’s what I do. Because that’s what being a mother is. But even though there’s heartache, it’s joy. Most of the time, when you think of your children, you just smile and love them and try to be there for them. Masu.”
In court documents, King, 36, said the superstar hired men to remove Allman (whose father is the late rocker Gregg Allman) from his hotel room because the couple was trying to “reconciliate.” She claimed it was because she was worried about her son. I’m healthy.
King, known professionally as Queenie, said, “For 12 days, from November 18th to November 30th, we spent just the two of us in New York. [their] At the time of the incident, she was “married.” In her documents, she also claimed to be “one of the four men who attacked.” [Allman]” I told her the Grammy winner hired them.
Despite their differences, Cher insisted she would always be there for her children.
“I…I can fill in something huge that even I don’t know with what I don’t know.” [about parenting]” Cher told PEOPLE in October. “I just keep trying.”