Cher has filed for conservatorship of her son Elijah Blue Allman’s estate due to alleged substance abuse problems.
The 77-year-old music icon is seeking to be the sole conservator of her son’s estate, according to documents filed in Los Angeles. Cher claims Allman, 47, is “currently unable to manage his assets due to severe mental health and substance abuse issues.”
The filing says a conservator is “urgently needed” because he is due to receive a payout form his trust before the end of the year.
“Elijah is entitled to regular distributions from the Trust, but given his ongoing mental health and substance abuse issues, [Cher] is concerned that any funds distributed to Elijah will be immediately spent on drugs, leaving Elijah with no assets to provide for himself and putting Elijah’s life at risk,” the filing states.
Elijah is Cher’s second child and only child with the Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman. Elijah Blue pursued a music career, following in the footsteps of his famous parents, and became the frontman for the rock band Deadsy. The family dynamic was marked by both passion for music and the complexities of life in the spotlight, which they navigated through their individual and shared experiences in the entertainment industry.
According to the filing, Allman’s estranged wife, Marieangela King, is unfit to be conservator as “their tumultuous relationship has been marked by a cycle of drug addiction and mental health crises.”
Earlier this year, Cher was accused of kidnapping after reports surfaced that she allegedly hired four men to retrieve Allman from a New York hotel in November 2022 as part of an intervention. King, 36, alleged Cher hired the men to stop him from reconciling with her and save their marriage.
Cher denied the reports.
According to the conservatorship filing, Cher “worked tirelessly to get Elijah into treatment and get him the help he needs.”
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