Cher’s Conservatorship Request for Son Elijah Blue Allman Denied
A Los Angeles superior court judge, Jessica A Uzcategui, rejected Cher‘s request for a temporary conservatorship over her 47-year-old son, Elijah Blue Allman, on Monday.
Cher and Elijah’s Relationship
Cher claimed that Allman’s large payments from the trust of his late father, rocker Gregg Allman, put him in danger because of his struggles with mental health and substance abuse.
Cher‘s attorneys argued that the support Allman was getting was from people who tell him what he wants to hear and downplay the size of his problems. They said his current apparent sobriety and mental health were illusory.
Allman and his attorneys argued that he is in a good place now, attending meetings, getting treatment, and reconciling with his previously estranged wife.
Allman’s wife, Marieangela King, accused Cher of hiring four men to kidnap Allman from a New York City hotel room in an apparent intervention a month prior to the court hearing.
Judge Uzcategui said that there was not “sufficient evidence” to agree to the Temporary Conservatorship, since much of what they were arguing was based on “fears” and hypotheticals.
The judge scheduled an additional hearing on March 6 to consider a larger, long-term conservatorship.