Zsa Zsa Gabor’s daughter, Francesca Hilton, and 9th husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt have been fighting each other about Gabor’s finances and medical care for years. When von Anhalt announced that he wanted his 94-year old wife to be a “mother” again by seeking an egg donor, artificial insemination and a surrogate mother — which could make Gabor a mother, at least legally– we wrote that the fight was destined to end up in court through a conservator proceeding. The only surprise since then has been that it’s taken this long for Hilton to start the court case.
Her attorney filed the conservatorship paperwork in the Los Angeles probate court on March 20, 2012. Interestingly, the case was assigned to the same judge who is handling Britney Spears’ conservatorship. Hilton asks to be appointed as the conservator for her mother, which would give her the right to make Gabor’s medical, financial and other decisions under the supervision of the court, if she wins the case.
In her petition to the court, which you can read here, courtesy of Eonline, Hilton alleges that for the last year and a half, since Gabor fell and broke her hip, von Anhalt has been isolating Gabor and over-medicating her, in an increasing pattern. She says she’s only been allowed to see Gabor twice in the last several months, and Gabor was sedated both times, with evidence of bed sores and lesions on her face. She wants her mother to be medically evaluated to see if she is required to be bedridden.