Cher, international pop superstar and mother of Deadsy frontman Elijah Blue Allman has filed a petition to put her son under temporary conservatorship. She claims that her son is unable to make sound financial decisions due to his history of mental health issues and substance abuse.
According to documents filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court that have been obtained by NBC News, Elijah receives a regular payout from his late father, Gregg Allman, through a trust. According to the petition, Cher is seeking to be made the sole conservator of the trust and is “concerned that any funds distributed to Elijah will be immediately spent on drugs, leaving Elijah with no assets to provide for himself and putting Elijah’s life at risk.”
Elijah, however, stated to the Associated Press that he is “well, and able, and of sound mind and body. He has not given any further comment, including on whether or not he is going to challenge the petition. He has however made a post on Instagram with the hashtag #imprisonmentviaconservatorship, as well as edited captions of previous posts to include the hashtag.
Deadsy is a nu metal band from Los Angeles, California started in 1995 and signed to Korn‘s Elementree Records. The band was on hiatus from 2007-2017, and now seems to be on hold indefinitely despite promises of a yet-to-materialize 2021 album.