The singer, known for his hits from the 1950s like “Great Balls Of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,” accused his daughter Phoebe and her husband Ezekiel Loftin of taking at least $5 million dollars of his money and keeping him in terrible living conditions.
Lewis said that his daughter gave him drugs and made him stay in a moldy house, according to the court filings obtained by media outlets.
Reports state that Phoebe managed Lewis’s career from 2000-2012, while keeping the singer on a “heavy cocktail of psychotropic drugs.” Lewis claims that he has had to resort to wearing an oxygen mask, because of the extent and prevalence of mold at his home.
Lewis also claims that his daughter forced him to tour the country, despite his poor health.
Lewis had previously filed a lawsuit against Phoebe’s husband Ezekiel for spending roughly $5 million of the singer’s money on luxury cars, real estate and plastic surgery, according to TMZ. Lewis recently added Phoebe’s name to the lawsuit.
Lewis’s talents as a musician and pianist have been widely publicized. His extremely tumultuous personal life is equally well-known. Lewis married his seventh wife Judith Brown in 2012. Phoebe’s mother was Jerry’s third wife, Myra Gale Brown. That marriage to the singer made headlines in 1957 when it was revealed that Myra was not 20—like it said on the couple’s marriage certificate—but a mere 13 … as well as Jerry’s cousin.
Reference: Hollywood Life (March 5, 2017) “Jerry Lee Lewis Sues Daughter For Elder Abuse In Lawsuit: Shocking New Claims”