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“Cher Refutes Kidnapping Allegations Regarding Son, Declaring Rumors as ‘Not True'”
Cher, the renowned singer and actress, has submitted documents to the Los Angeles Superior Court seeking conservatorship over her son, Elijah Blue Allman. The 77-year-old icon aims to become the sole conservator of her son’s estate, citing his alleged inability to manage his financial resources due to severe mental health and substance abuse issues. The court filing expresses urgency in appointing a conservator to protect Allman’s assets from potential loss or harm. The documents also assert that Allman’s estranged wife, Marieangela King, is not suitable for the role due to their history of a tumultuous relationship marked by drug addiction and mental health crises. Cher is concerned that Allman, entitled to trust assets later in the year, might spend the funds on drugs, jeopardizing his well-being.
The filing concludes by asserting that the actress from “Moonstruck” has purportedly “worked tirelessly to get Elijah into treatment and get him the help he needs.”
“[Cher] loves Elijah immensely and has always acted with his best interests in mind,” the filing states, also noting her inability to discuss his preferences due to his “current mental and physical health issues.”
As of now, a representative for Cher has not responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment. A hearing for a temporary order is scheduled for January 5, 2024, with a hearing on a permanent order set for March 6, 2024.
In October, Cher addressed Allman’s situation, speaking to PEOPLE about her relationship with her 47-year-old son following reports of an alleged intervention in November 2022. The reports claimed that she had hired four men to remove her son from a New York City hotel room. These details surfaced in divorce documents filed by King last December.
In response to the allegations, Cher told PEOPLE, “that rumor is not true” and opted not to provide further comments.
However, she did acknowledge that the private family matter was connected to her son’s struggles with addiction, an issue he has openly discussed over the years.
“I’m not suffering from any problem that millions of people in the United States aren’t,” Cher remarked about witnessing her son’s prolonged battle with substance abuse. “I’m a mother. This is my job — one way or another, to try to help my children. You do anything for your children. Whenever you can help them, you just do it because that’s what being a mother is. But it’s joy, even with heartache — mostly, when you think of your children, you just smile and you love them, and you try to be there for them.”
In the court filings, King, aged 36, alleged that the renowned superstar hired individuals to remove Allman — son of the late rocker Gregg Allman — from their hotel room. King stated that this action occurred while they were attempting to “reconcile” their marriage, expressing concerns about her son’s well-being.
According to King, professionally known as Queenie, she and Allman had spent “12 days alone together from November 18-November 30, in New York, working on [their] marriage” at the time of the incident. She further claimed that one of the individuals involved in removing Allman informed her that the Grammy winner had hired them.
Despite their differences, Cher emphasized her commitment to supporting her children. “I could fill a . . . I don’t even know, something gigantic with what I don’t know [about parenting],” Cher shared with PEOPLE in October. “I just keep trying.”