Give Mickey Rooney his ID back, and fast, court tells stepson
And what did a Los Angeles Superior Court judge have to say to that?
Well, there is an acronym for that, but we're going to stick with the polite answer, "No."
During a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, Judge Reva G. Goetz ordered Christopher Aber and Christina Aber of Westlake Village to turn over Rooney's passport, insurance cards and state ID, among other identification cards, in 24 hours.
Rooney, who was not in court, is alleging that Aber, 52, who is the son of Rooney's wife, Jan Chamberlin, and Aber's wife, Christina, 42, have been physically and mentally abusing him for years and have taken control of his finances without permission.
The judge also extended temporary restraining orders against the couple until April 5, when another hearing is scheduled to determine if they will be ordered to stay away for good.
An attorney who has been appointed temporary conservator of Rooney's estate filed documents for the hearing stating that three bank accounts that contained $400,000 a year ago now have a total balance of $1,200, and that Rooney "has no knowledge as to how these funds were spent." He also wrote that Rooney wore the same clothes to both of their meetings and has no cards or money in his wallet.
Michael R. Augustine, the conservator, also wrote that when he asked Rooney if he wants to continue with court proceedings to make him permanent conservator, the actor replied: "Mike, I need your help to get my life back."
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-- Maria Elena Fernandez
Photo: Mickey Rooney arrives at the 2010 Academy Awards. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times