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Accusations have arisen, suggesting that Cher enlisted the services of four individuals to extract her son, Elijah Blue Allman, from his hotel room. These allegations have emerged in the context of his ongoing divorce proceedings with his ex-wife, Marie King.
The divorce proceedings involving Cher’s son, Elijah Blue Allman, and his estranged wife, Marie King, have brought forth accusations that the music icon, aged 77, allegedly hired four individuals to remove her adult son, who is 47 years old, from his hotel room back in November 2022.
According to court documents linked to the divorce, which were filed by King, aged 36, in December 2022 and obtained by PEOPLE, it appears that the Grammy-winning artist may have organized the purported incident as a form of intervention.
PEOPLE has reached out to Cher’s representatives for their response to these allegations.
As detailed in the documents, Allman initiated “receiving medical care” in August 2022. King, who goes by the stage name Queenie, requested a delay in scheduling their divorce trial until after March 1, 2023, as that was the time when Allman was expected to have completed his treatment plan.
The exact date of the musician’s scheduled treatment remains unclear. However, as per the documents, it is mentioned that he spent a period of “12 days alone” in a New York hotel with King in 2022, from November 18 to November 30. During this time frame, King asserted that they were engaged in efforts to “work on [their] marriage” and held hope for a potential reconciliation. It’s worth noting that Allman had filed for divorce from King after an eight-year marriage in 2021.
In her claims, the member of the band KING alleges that on November 30, 2022, four individuals removed Allman from their hotel room, with one of the men allegedly stating that it was Allman’s mother-in-law who had hired them for this purpose.
As of the date when the documents were filed, which was December 5, 2022, King reported that her former spouse was “currently in lockdown at a treatment facility that is undisclosed to me” and emphasized that he had “no access to his phone” at that time.
In her request to reschedule their upcoming court date, King expressed her understanding of Allman’s family’s efforts to ensure his well-being and stated, “I want what is best for my husband.”
She also asserted that she had not received the entirety of the agreed-upon spousal support. Additionally, she claimed that the Oscar-winning artist had requested her to vacate her and her ex-husband’s shared residence without providing her the opportunity to retrieve her belongings when Allman entered treatment in August 2022.
Elijah Blue Allman, who is the son of Cher and her late husband, Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers, has been candid in the past about his struggles with drug use. In a 2014 interview with Entertainment Tonight, he reportedly disclosed, “I started with drugs (weed and ecstasy) around the same time that we all did, around 11.”
The musician, whose relationship with his father was predominantly estranged until a few years prior to his father’s passing in 2017, shared that opiates played a significant role in his life for a period. He mentioned that opiates “kind of saved [him]” during a challenging time, saying, “If I didn’t have that at that point, I don’t know what I would have done … You may jump off a bridge. If you can only just go through that time period and live through it and then get help.”
Regarding his relationship with his mother, the “Believe” singer, there have been periods of estrangement, which he has openly discussed. When asked by The Daily Mail about whether she had been a good mother to him, he responded, “She’s had her moments, and I know she’s tried.” He acknowledged the complexity of parenting in the context of fame, stating, “I don’t think it’s anything she doesn’t know or hasn’t acknowledged. I know it’s a real regret, a real thing that for sure haunts her. I definitely know that the intent has been genuine. It’ll be mended because it has to be; it will just take time.”
In recent news, Cher has unveiled her first-ever Christmas album, “Cher Christmas,” scheduled for release on October 20 via Warner Records.