On Monday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jessica A. Uzcategui denied the Grammy award-winner’s recent ex parte motion that Allman, 47, be placed in a conservatorship, according to Avi Levy, one of Allman’s attorneys.
Allman appeared in court with his legal team and his estranged wife Marieangela King, while the actress appeared remotely, while her lawyers were present physically.
The judge ruled against Cher’s proposed injunction because Allman proved “he has managed his finances,” “has an apartment,” and “has remained drug-free” after submitting “several drug tests.”
“The Court’s ruling this morning represents a significant triumph for Mr. Allman’s personal liberty and legal autonomy. We, at Cage & Miles, are pleased with the Court’s decision to deny Cher’s temporary conservatorship petition,” Levy said in a statement according to USA Today.
“The Court’s ruling underscores the principle that conservatorship is a measure of last resort, not a tool to be used lightly,” Levy continued. “As the Court noted, there was insufficient evidence presented by Cher to establish an emergency exists for a temporary conservatorship.”
The Post has reached out to reps for Cher and Allman for comment.
The ex parte motion was previously denied earlier this month after Allman and his attorneys claimed they did not have enough time to review all the paperwork involved in the case.
During the hearing, Cher’s lawyers referenced Allman’s treatment for schizoaffective disorder. They revealed he was placed in several 5150 holds, which allows a person with a mental illness to be involuntarily detained for a 72-hour psychiatric hospitalization over the past year.
“Cher was told by doctors that if she did not take this step as his mother that he will once again end up on the street,” the attorneys stated, adding that they were working on receiving a bipolar diagnosis for Allman from a “leading physician.”
In response, the judge stated: “I don’t question Cher’s concerns being driven by concern for her son. I don’t think [Allman] questions that.”
In December, the “Believe” singer filed for conservatorship of the troubled artist, citing substantial “mental health and substance abuse issues,” and three months after she denied allegations that four men were hired to kidnap him.
Cher filed to be the sole conservator of her son’s estate on Dec. 27, claiming that Allman, whom she had with the late singer Gregg Allman, is “substantially unable to manage his own financial resources.”
“[Cher] has been unable to discuss Elijah’s preferences concerning the appointment of a temporary conservator because given Elijah’s current mental and physical health issues, discussed in detail in the concurrently filed Confidential Supplemental Information, he is unable to form or express a preference concerning the appointment of a conservator for his estate,” the docs read.