LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daughter of Zsa Zsa Gabor asked a judge on Tuesday to place her mother in a conservatorship that will independently control the ailing glamor queen's medical care and financial needs.
Constance Francesca Hilton claims Gabor's husband, Frederic von Anhalt, has been isolating her 95-year-old mother and leaving her heavily sedated. She also questioned whether her mother's finances are being properly handled by von Anhalt.
"By isolating me from my mother, not only does her current husband deprive her of my love and companionship, but he goes against estate planning documents that appear to reflect her wishes that he not be in sole control of her affairs," Hilton wrote in a declaration accompanying her petition.
Hilton and von Anhalt have squabbled for years over Gabor's care. Von Anhalt blasted Hilton in a phone interview, saying his wife is comfortable and that he cares for her every night.
"It's probably her last card she's playing now," he said of Hilton. "It's all about money. She's afraid, her mother passing away eventually, and there's nothing."
He said he welcomed the court scrutiny of Gabor's care. "I want the court to come and see what's going on," he said. "I want the court to see how comfortable my wife is."
A news release issued before the filing stated that Hilton has been waiting for a year for financial and medical information about her mother that husband von Anhalt has refused to disclose.
"While her husband has been having her see a cardiologist and has caregivers at her house, I am very concerned that her medical needs and treatment are not being managed in her best interest," Hilton wrote in her court filing.
The first hearing on the matter was scheduled for May 2.
Gabor, a Hungarian-born sexpot of the 1950s and 1960s, has been in declining health for several years and didn't make an appearance at a birthday party hosted at her Bel Air mansion in February.
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