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Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter Francesca Hilton seeks conservatorship

March 20, 2012 |  2:42 pm

Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1962

Zsa Zsa Gabor's daughter on Tuesday filed a petition requesting an independent conservatorship be set up to watch out for the health and money interests of her mother.

Currently, the onetime glamour girl's affairs are tended to by her husband, Frederic Von Anhalt, who for years has been at odds with his wife's daughter, Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton.

"What Ms. Hilton is seeking here is for the court to make sure that Zsa Zsa’s best interests are not being sacrificed for the selfish interests of anyone involved in Zsa Zsa’s life," her attorney Kenneth W. Kossoff said Tuesday in a statement.

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"Having the court supervise Zsa Zsa's care and finances will serve to ensure that Zsa Zsa's interests are being protected by whoever is in charge of her person and estate –- whether Ms. Hilton, von Anhalt or an independent third party appointed by the court," Kossoff said.

According to a statement released by Hilton's rep, she has been waiting for more than a year for reports pertaining to her mother's physical and financial health, hoping Van Anhalt "had Zsa Zsa’s interests at heart."

However, "having just recently learned that he took out a $700,000 loan, and that there was a notice of default recorded against the property in late February 2012 because he apparently has not been paying Zsa Zsa’s mortgage payment, it became clear to Francesca that if she did not seek to protect her mother, no one else would."

Von Anhalt recently made headlines when he threw a 95th birthday party for his ailing wife, whose health has been in decline in recent years, especially since a July 2010 fall from bed in which she broke her right hip; after a hip replacement, that injury ultimately resulted in partial amputation of her right leg.

"He's basically taken my mother away from me," Hilton told CNN last year. Von Anhalt is Gabor's ninth husband.


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Photo: Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1962. Credit: Associated Press