David Lawrence, the son of singer Steve Lawrence, has been accused of profiting from his father who has dementia.
Steve’s companion and supervisor, Judy Tannen, claims in docs obtained by Individuals journal on Monday that David is stopping her from caring for him.
In an authorized petition, Tannen needs David eliminated as the purpose particular person making choices for the 85-year-old. Based on Tannen, she’s labored with the singer for 64 years, noting that his spouse, Eydie “trusted not solely their careers with [her], however all of their private affairs.” Tannen mentioned Eydie named “her to each conceivable fiduciary function and capability possible.”
Tannen additionally alleges that after Eydie’s demise in 2013, she and Steve turned companions who “leaned closely on one another for emotional assist and companionship.”
STEVE AND EYDIE SINGER STEVE LAWRENCE SAYS HE HAS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
They’ve supposedly been residing collectively as “companions since roughly 2014.” Tannen is alleging in Steve’s property planning, she will be able to stay in his dwelling for 5 years after his demise and get half of his music enterprise that she managed.
Steve has identified with Alzheimer’s again in 2019. Tannen insists that David is “malevolently holding [her] from fulfilling her promise to deal with Steve by means of thick and skinny.”
The petition alleges that David can be “promoting off heirlooms that Steve wished Judy to have the ability to give to individuals who would recognize them, together with members of the family, who, in contrast to David, need recollections, not cash.”
Steve is accused of promoting his father’s dwelling in Las Vegas and a residence in Los Angeles after which utilizing $74,000 to fund his personal music.
Tannen’s issues with Steve began when she was admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 in February this 12 months and David was appointed with the “energy to make well-being care choices for her within the occasion of her incapacity.”
She calls the choice the “worst mistake of her life,” alleging it allowed David to “exploit [her] and do unthinkable hurt to Steve on the identical time.”
“Whereas Tannen was gravely sick with COVID-19, David weaponized Judy’s belief, abusing her proper of privateness to her medical data to have her declared incapacitated, after which systematically eradicating Judy from each fiduciary place Steve and Eydie had conferred upon her,” the petition reads.
A rep for Tannen informed Fox Information, “It’s scary to suppose that you simply give the whole lot to your youngsters and that is how they repay you in your last days. However it appears David has made his Satan’s wager one among them will die earlier than anybody forces David to allow them to be collectively once more. I hope not, as a result of it’s painful to see Judy dying of heartbreak and the terrible guilt that Steve will suppose she deserted him.”
The Lawrence household couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
Per the Individuals journal, David has not but filed his response to Tannen’s allegations.