Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actress Edie McClurg is a victim of elder abuse, according to her family.
The star, 77, suffers from dementia and her family alleges she has been victimized by a man who claimed to be a “long-time” friend of hers, who is currently her conservator.
According to court documents filed in the Superior Court of California and viewed by The New York Post duck TMZMcClurg’s conservatorship has been in place since 2019, and placed the man, identified as Michael L Ramos, in trusted companionship for McClurg.
The documents reveal Ramos has been living with the famous actress at her home in Los Angeles since 2017.
Watch a clip of McClurg in the film above.
McClurg has been acting for nearly 50 years, with more than 200 acting credits to her name.
As well as Ferris Bueller’s Day OffMcClurg is known for her roles in Planes, Trains and Automobiles duck Flubberand for her voice work in A Bug’s Life, Cars duck Wreck-It Ralph.
According to the documents, Ramos is unemployed and does not pay rent or any other expenses.
The documents also allege McClurg’s current caregiver – a role that is different to Ramos’, who is a companion to McClurg – was sexually assaulted by Ramos. The caregiver reportedly has serious concerns McClurg has been sexually assaulted by Ramos as well.
Per The New York Postthe court filings reveal the caregiver is “worried” Ramos “has or may be assaulting the Conservatee [McClurg] and that she may not even know that it is happening to her”.
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Ramos has denied assaulting or sexually abusing McClurg and her caretaker, and has filed his own objection to an emergency motion that calls for him to be removed from the actress’ home.
In the time Ramos has been living with McClurg, the two have also “never been involved [in] a romantic relationship,” the filings read.
The documents reveal McClurg’s family now want to remove Ramos as conservator completely, despite being the ones to ask for the legal arrangement back in 2019.
Per the documents, McClurg’s family requested a conservatorship for the actress after claiming she had been living with a “male companion” who was verbally abusive and tried to influence the handling of her estate by reportedly getting her to sign documents.
A 2019 neuropsychological evaluation report obtained by The New York Post also revealed that McClurg “suffers from a progressive, irreversible neurodegenerative disorder.”
According to this report, McClurg was allegedly taken advantage of a number of times, including by a married contractor who did work on her home and later reportedly “proceeded to live” in her home, claiming to be “her boyfriend.”
The neuropsychological report also notes McClurg was “befriended” by Ramos in 2012 or 2013.
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