Priscilla and Lisa Marie

In the wake of her daughter’s sudden death two weeks in the past, Priscilla Presley is asking a California choose to step in and reject an alleged 2016 modification to Lisa Marie Presley’s dwelling belief as “invalid.”

Elvis’s widow claims in a brand new court docket submitting that since Lisa Marie’s Jan. 12 dying, she has “found” a disputed doc searching for to take away her and former enterprise supervisor Barry Siegel as co-trustees of her daughter’s Promenade Trust. The origins of the alleged modification weren’t clear from the 2016 submitting.

The alleged modification, dated March 11, 2016, names Lisa Marie’s daughter Riley Keough and now-deceased son Benjamin Keough as substitute co-trustees, the brand new submitting in Los Angeles County probate court docket reads.

The place is a robust one. According to SEC filings, The Promenade Trust retained a 15 % curiosity in Elvis Presley Enterprises — the corporate that controls Graceland and the licensing of Elvis Presley’s mental property — after Lisa Marie bought an 85 % share of the enterprise for $50 million in money, greater than $22 million in inventory and the reimbursement of money owed topping $25 million in 2005.

“There are many points surrounding the authenticity and validity of the purported 2016 modification,” Priscilla and her lawyer declare within the new 13-page submitting obtained by Rolling Stone.

They allege the doc was “by no means delivered” to Priscilla throughout Lisa Marie’s lifetime, as required by “specific phrases” of the belief settlement, that it misspells Priscilla’s identify, that it wasn’t witnessed or notarized and that “Lisa Marie’s signature seems inconsistent together with her typical and customary signature.”

Importantly, they are saying the signature web page doesn’t comprise any textual content of the particular modification “which might current the next threat for fraud.”

For these causes, they’re asking for a court docket order “figuring out that the purported 2016 modification is invalid, confirming the validity and existence of the restated 2010 belief, and confirming that petitioner is a present trustee of the belief.”

Priscilla’s lawyer, Brian M. Malloy, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Rolling Stone.


TMZ, which first reported the court docket submitting, characterised the submitting as a “contentious” transfer that pits Priscilla towards her granddaughter, Riley Keough. But Riley stays one of many belief’s beneficiaries alongside together with her two surviving sisters, Finley and Harper Lockwood, regardless. Benjamin Keough died by suicide in 2020.

At Lisa Marie’s funeral, both Priscilla and Riley Keough shared emotional tributes to the singer who died at age 54 after being handled for cardiac arrest at her Calabasas residence. Lisa Marie’s official cause of death has been deferred by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner pending “extra investigation.”

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