An update on the ongoing trust battle between Priscilla Presley and her granddaughter, Riley Keough, regarding Elvis’ estate that was appointed to the late Lisa Marie Presley.
According to documents obtained by RadarOnline, Priscilla has filed to postpone the first court hearing on her petition to win back her status as co-trustee on Lisa Marie’s estate.
The court hearing is scheduled for April 13 and Priscilla is asking for it to be postponed until mid-May.
There is no information as to why Priscilla wants to delay the hearing.
Back in January, Priscilla filed a petition to discredit a 2016 amendment made to Lisa Marie’s will that removed her and Lisa’s former manager, Barry Siegel, as co-trustees, and instead, naming Lisa’s children, Riley and Benjamin, as the new co-trustees.
Priscilla claimed that the signature of the amendment does not match her daughter’s and that she was not notified of the change.
The coming weeks will see if the court approves Priscilla’s request to postpone and how this will all play out.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Priscilla Presley made her first red carpet appearance since the death of her daughter, Lisa Marie, back in January. Amid her first appearance, more drama broke out about tensions between the family, specifically, with whom was invited to Lisa’s memorial just weeks after her death.
A close friend of Lisa’s talked to People about Lisa’s ex-husband, Michael Lockwood, whose father to twins, Harper and Finley, and how his attendance to Lisa’s memorial was not wanted, but seemed to happen because of Priscilla’s invitation.
“Michael was not invited,” the friend said. “He came to Memphis under the pretense that he had to chaperone the twins — and he forced his way in with Priscilla’s help. The last thing Lisa Marie would have wanted was for Michael to be there.”
Prior to Lisa’s death, multiple sources revealed that her and her mother were not on speaking terms, and haven’t been particularly close since Lisa and Michael’s initial separation in 2016.
Just before her passing, Lisa and Michael were engaged in a messy custody battle over their twin daughters. A source close to Lisa’s oldest daughter, Riley Keough, told People that Riley was upset that Priscilla brought Michael to her mother’s funeral.
“Riley was always on her mom’s side when it came to Michael,” the source said. “It bothered her that her grandmother and Michael flew to the funeral together.”
This news just adds to the tension that was already felt within the Presley family as Priscilla and Riley have been in a legal battle over Lisa’s inheritance of the Elvis estate. Just four days after the funeral, Priscilla’s lawyers filed a petition to put the “authenticity and validity” of a 2016 amendment regarding Elvis’ estate into question after they discovered certain suspicious activity and the fact that Priscilla wasn’t present when the amendment – which removed her from the inheritance – was made.
As for Priscilla, her red carpet appearance was for a special screening for her upcoming Netflix animated series, Agent Elvis, which she co-created and voices herself in.
With Matthew McConaughey voicing The King, the series follows Elvis as he becomes a spy for the US government to fight the threats against the country.
The show’s co-creator, John Eddie, talked about what inspired him to make the show, per The Hollywood Reporter, saying that a photo of Elvis with president Richard Nixon and the fact that Elvis had famously talked about wanting to be a comic book character played a part in the series’ creation.
“That was why we made it, as opposed to doing a live-action thing or something, we specifically want to do animated,” Eddie said, adding, “also because, all due respect, Austin Butler did an amazing job and other people have done. I’ve been a big Elvis fan since I was a little kid and even as great as anybody does it, they can never capture Elvis’ [appearance]. He was such a beautiful man, he’s just crazy, and so we thought maybe through animation,” they could capture his true look.
Priscilla had more of a historically educational reason for doing the show, saying she wanted to “[introduce] Elvis to the youth today, wondering why he was so famous and to see him as a hero.”
“I know that this is a dream come true for Elvis because this is really what he wanted to do,” she continued. “He wanted to be a federal agent, and for me, I’ve always wanted to give Elvis what he wanted and never really quite made it. He was a beautiful human being and a very talented human being, and I want kids to see who he really was in this because he really was, he wanted to be an agent. And now he is.”
Agent Elvis will be available to stream on Netflix March 17.