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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 18:17 IST

Cher denied immediate conservatorship over son Elijah's money, courts to further look into claims

Cher is currently fighting to gain conservatorship over her son Elijah Blue Allman's money citing his addiction and mental health struggles.

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Singer Cher is currently in the midst of a personal episode unfolding rather publicly. Last week, Cher filed a petition requesting official control over son Elijah Blue Allman's money. The reason behind this extreme move is Allman's alleged struggles with addiction. While the courts have denied an immediate conservatorship to Cher, the matter will further be looked into, in the coming weeks.

Cher denied conservatorship


Cher has been denied immediate conservatorship over her son Elijah Blue Allman's money. For context, Allman is 47. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jessica A Uzcategui ruled that Cher's attorneys have not given Elijah Blue Allman and his lawyers the required documents to give them sufficient time to make their case. The date for the next hearing has been set at January 29. 

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As per an AP report, Cher has cited Allman's reported recurring struggles with addiction and mental health as the reason that incapacitates him from effectively managing money, also making him susceptible to putting his life in danger by procuring drugs. Allman's money is coming from a trust left by his late father. Gregg Allman. Cher's attorney Gabrielle Vidal has described the need for a conservatorship as "a life-and-death proposition".

What does Elijah Blue Allman have to say?


Allman has agreed to his mother's claims of struggling with addiction. However, with regards to the conservatorship he has simply said, "I am not persuaded". An official court filing puts forth his statement as, "While I understand that my mother, the proposed conservator, believes she is looking out for my best interests and I appreciate her love and support, I do not need her unsolicited help or support at this time".

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The most recent court proceeding also saw Allman attest to having been sober for more than three months and willing to submit to drug tests.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 18:17 IST

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