Priscilla Presley has questioned the “authenticity and validity” of her daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s will.
The “Naked Gun” actress raised concerns about her late offspring’s “purported 2016 amendments” to the Promenade Trust, which named the singer’s daughter Riley Keough as a co-trustee, and questioned the star’s role in the filing Is the signature on it authentic.
Priscilla filed legal papers in Los Angeles on Thursday (January 26, 2023) challenging the amendment naming Riley and her brother Benjamin (who took his own life in 2020) as co-trustees, and Alleging that she and her late daughter’s former business manager, Barry Siegel, on January 29, 1993, Lisa Marie “executed a revocable living trust, which she amended and fully restated” and was appointed co-trustee in 1993.
Priscilla also noted that “both the original 1993 trust and the 2010 restatement appear to have been carefully drafted by competent estate planning attorneys.”
Following the death of Lisa Marie earlier this month, Priscilla discovered a document dated March 11, 2016 concerning an “amendment” to the trust, which The filing removed her and Barry as co-trustees and named the singer’s children.
The 77-year-old actress wrote in documents obtained by “Entertainment Tonight” that there are “numerous questions surrounding the veracity and validity of the so-called 2016 amendments,” such as the misspelling of Priscilla’s name and the fact that the amendments “never Delivered to [Priscilla] During the lifetime of Lisa Marie Presley, by the express terms of the trust. “
She also argued that Lisa Marie’s signature on the 2016 document “appeared to be inconsistent with her usual signature”.
Priscilla wants the judge to declare the amendment invalid.
When Lisa Marie died, she and Barry were engaged in a court battle over the administration of her estate.
The Promenade Trust holds a 15% interest in the Graceland estate of Lisa Marie’s father, the late Elvis Presley, as well as a license to his intellectual property.