Ninety-five-year-old actress and great-aunt of Paris Hilton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, has been in and out of the hospital since the early 2000's. The ailing 95-year-old is making headlines as her much younger husband, Prince Frederic Von Anhalt and her daughter, Constance, Francesa Hilton, prepare to duke it out in court over a conservatorship of Gabor.
Hilton filed a petition for a court controlled conservatorship on Tuesday with the same judge that oversees Britney Spears' conservatorship, reported CNN. Hilton said in a statement that she thought it necessary to have a court decide what is best for her mother. Hilton believes Von Anhalt is keeping Gabor increasingly isolated and heavily sedated. I am very concerned that her medical needs and treatment are not being managed in her best interest, said Hilton on her conservatorship petitioin. Besides concern over Gabor's health, Hilton is also questioning Von Anhalt's handling of Gabor's finances.
Hilton wrote in her conservatorship petition that, 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.
Prince Frederic Von Anhalt, a German-born socialite disagrees with Hilton's request, stating in a news conference on Tuesday that My wife doesn't complain. She says she's in a good condition, she feels good. Von Anhalt also fired back on Hilton's suspicions of him dipping into his wife's money. It's all for her mother's money, Von Anhalt told ABC News regarding Hilton seeking a conservatorship. It's too bad that I'm still here. She's trying very hard to get her hands on it.
Von Anhalt is also suggesting that Hilton's recent interest in conservatorship is due to revenge. According to the Prince, he got into a violent fight with Hilton at Gabor's home in November, claiming that his step-daughter was violent, she was pushing me down, falling everywhere.
Hilton countered Von Anhalt's claims in her statement, saying that her legal action was only spurred after discovering that her mother's husband failed to pay the mortgage on Gabor's mansion. Hilton is claiming that Von Anhalt took out a $700,000 loan and none of it went towards the mortgage. Von Anhalt said that the only reason he took out the loan was because Hilton had refinanced the house the year before for $1.6 million and pocketed the money.
Von Anhalt is currently being forced to sell Gabor's mansion so that he can continue caring for his wife. Gabor's husband claims that monthly expenses for his wife reach $30,000, but she is only pulling in a monthly income of $6,000.
The case has turned into a he-said-she-said. Judge Reva Goetz of the Los Angeles Superior Court scheduled a hearing for Gabor's conservatorship case on May 2.