Constance Francesca Hilton, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s daughter, is seeking help from a judge to gain control of her mother’s finances and medical treatment.
The socialite and actress has been in ill health for several years after a car accident in 2002 and two strokes, which necessitated the partial amputation of her right leg. Her ninth husband, Von Anhalt, is currently overseeing her care, much to Hilton’s dismay; in a photograph released last year, Anhalt is seen toasting champagne with Gabor, which incensed her daughter.
“He once again uses my mother to bring publicity to himself,” Hilton told CNN after the photo was made public. “He once again releases photos of my mother in unflattering situations without hair and makeup, two things that were so important to her. This time he is feeding her alcohol, which could be detrimental to her condition since she is on numerous medications,” she said. “It’s disgusting and no one is doing anything about it.”
Hilton claims that Anhalt is isolating her mother from her–she is an only child–and is keeping her sedated. Her concern is also that he is mishandling her finances, and says she would be willing to take over and share the responsibilities with a third party to prove she’s not just trying to gain access to her mother’s money, as she is accused of doing by Anhalt.
“By isolating me from my mother, not only does her current husband deprive her of my love and companionship, but he goes against estate planning documents that appear to reflect her wishes that he not be in sole control of her affairs,” Hilton wrote in a declaration accompanying her petition.
A hearing regarding the conservatorship is scheduled for May 2nd.