A Swedish woman, who claimed she is Lisa Marie Presley and even wrote a book about her ordeal, filed suit against the King of Rock and Roll’s estate for libel and emotional damages she claimed she suffered after she received a scathing letter from the Presleys’ lawyer.
Lisa Johansen filed suit in U.S. District Court last week, seeking $130 million for libel and emotional damages.
“One need look at little more than the description of her ludicrous tome on Amazon to recognize that, at best, Lisa Johansen is delusional,” Hollywood attorney Marty Singer wrote on behalf of the Presley estate.
Johansen published a memoir called “I, Lisa Marie: The True Story of Elvis Presley’s Real Daughter” in 1998.
“Dazed by grief over the sudden death of her famous father, the young girl is whisked from her life in America to the obscurity of a comfortable exile in Scandinavia. It is for her own safety that she must assume a new identity until she comes of age to take her rightful place as the sole heir of a huge estate,” reads a description of the book.
“Lisa Marie (aka Lisa Johansen) Presley” has been known to certain members of the Presley family ever since she began making the strange claim many years ago that she was Lisa Marie Presley,” Singer wrote.
He said the family remained intent on taking the “high road,” despite Johansen’s behavior.
Singer wrote of several bizarre instances involving Johansen, including the time when she tricked staff into letting her into restricted areas of Graceland.
She “fled when a security alarm rang,” Singer wrote, adding that “she was later seen on surveillance video after removing items from the property.”
A representative from Graceland declined to comment on the suit.