Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband wins battle with daughter

LOS ANGELES- Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband won a legal battle Wednesday against the Hungarian-born star's daughter over control of his 95-year-old wife's affairs -- for six months at least.
A Los Angeles judge named Prince Frederic von Anhalt as the temporary conservator for the ailing actress and her estate, ending for now a bitter battle with her daughter Francesca Hilton.

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband wins battle with daughter
"I'm the conservator now of my wife, so that's good," the 68-year-old told reporters after the court hearing, adding that his wife remained in reasonable health. "She's doing fine," he said.
The order gives her daughter -- with whom von Anhalt has long had a bitter feud, over allegations that he was not properly caring for Gabor -- the right to weekly visits, with 24-hour notice required.
Hilton, Gabor's daughter by her second marriage to hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, filed a lawsuit in March asking a judge to appoint a conservator to oversee Gabor's finances and medical care.
A lawyer for the 65-year-old said after the hearing that he was hopeful the arrangements would be sufficient to allay the daughter's concerns about her mother.
"The outcome is an outcome where everybody agreed to a mediation... the hope is that it will work well for the six months that we've agreed to have it in place," said attorney Kenneth Kossoff.
"I'm cautiously optimistic, because... we're going to be getting monthly bank statements and cancelled checks, so numerous provisions where I think Zsa Zsa's interests are protected, in terms of her finances.
"My client is also able to visit her mother weekly with security to ensure that she doesn't feel threatened," he added.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz set another hearing for January 9 to evaluate how the agreement has worked.
Gabor, a platinum blonde actress known for her flamboyant lifestyle, legal troubles and multiple marriages, has been repeatedly hospitalized over the last two years, and had her right leg amputated in January 2011.
Shortly after that operation, Von Anhalt announced the couple was putting their home on sale because they could no longer afford the mortgage and her medical bills.
Gabor's long career included spots in a dozen films and TV series, such as John Huston's 1952 "Moulin Rouge" and the 1958 film noir "Touch of Evil" by Orson Welles. She also lent her voice to several animated films and TV series.

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

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