When it comes to money, even the most harmonious families often fight. So also with the Presley clan. When Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the legendary Elvis, died in January, she left everything to her eldest daughter, Riley Keough. But Keough's grandmother, Priscilla Presley, had a problem with that.
The 78-year-old initially challenged her daughter's updated 2016 will, which removed her as Graceland's heir - and a fight ensued. Last week, the Los Angeles Superior Court upheld Lisa Marie's last will. And the conflict between granddaughter and grandmother seems to have been resolved, as Riley Keough now explains for the first time.
"There was some uproar, but now everything will be as it was," she told Vanity Fair magazine. "Anything in the press that suggests otherwise makes me sad because at the end of the day [Priscilla] just wants to love and protect Graceland, the Presley family and the legacy," says the actress. As executor of the estate, Keough will also be responsible for the upkeep of Elvis' Graceland estate.
The reason for the dispute, according to the "Daisy Jones and the Six" actress, was the state of shock after the unexpected death of Lisa Marie Presley. "Everything felt like the carpet had been ripped out and the floor melted away from under us," said Keough. "Everyone was a little panicked about how to proceed and it took us a minute to understand the details of the situation because it's complicated." It is also complicated because, in the case of the Presley descendants, normal family life also includes a crucial “business side”.
It was not until June of this year that it was finally said that the two parties to the dispute had been able to reach an out-of-court settlement. "People" reported at the time that Presley received $1 million from her daughter's estate. She is also said to be reimbursed $400,000 in legal fees. In addition, Priscilla Presley was assured that she could also be buried at Graceland.
Quellen: "Vanity Fair" / "People"
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