Priscilla Presley Contests Lisa Marie Presley’s Will, Claiming Daughter’s Signature Was ‘Invalid’
29.01.2023 - 01:05
Priscilla Presley has contested daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s will following her death, Us Weekly can confirm.
The Dallas alum, 77, filed court documents in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, January 27, in which she contests that a previously added 2016 amendment featured an invalid signature. The filing, which Us obtained, alleged that Priscilla and the late singer’s former business manager Barry Siegel were initially named as co-trustees before a late addition removed their names in favor of her children Riley Keough and Benjamin Keough. (Lisa Marie shared Riley, 33, and Benjamin, who died in 2020, with first ex-husband Danny Keough.)
As the alleged will stands, the Zola actress is the sole trustee of Lisa Marie’s estate since her brother died by suicide in July 2020. Priscilla, however, claims this portion of the document has issues regarding the “authenticity and validity” of Lisa Marie’s signature. The New York native believes that Lisa Marie’s signature on the amendment was forged, noting that the penmanship did not match the “Storm & Grace” singer’s usual style. The 2016 amendment allegedly was not witnessed or notarized, with Priscilla claiming it is an “invalid modification.”
According to the court filing, per the terms of the living trust, Priscilla would’ve had to have been notified that she was no longer the trustee and she claims she was never informed.
Riley, for her part, has not publicly addressed the estate battle.
The legal drama comes two weeks after Lisa Marie — the only child of Priscilla and late ex-husband Elvis Presley — died at the age of 54. The “Dirty Laundry” songstress, who suffered cardiac arrest prior to her passing, is survived by Priscilla, Riley and 14-year-old twins Harper and