Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband and daughter are butting heads again. On Tuesday, the ailing Hollywood icon’s only daughter, Constance Francesca Gabor Hilton, filed a petition with Los Angeles Superior Court to put her 95-year-old mother into a court controlled conservatorship.
In a statement, Hilton said she wants to “have a court decide what is best for her mother,” but Gabor’s husband, Prince Frederick von Anhalt, believes her intentions aren’t so honorable.
“It’s all for her mother’s money,” he told ABCNews.com. “It’s too bad that I’m still here. She’s trying very hard to get her hands on it.”
Von Anhalt described a November fight in which he said Hilton “was violent, she was pushing me down, falling everywhere” at the Beverly Hills home he shares with Gabor. Since then, he has limited Hilton’s access to her mother. He said she has only been to the house twice since November. Von Anhalt characterized Tuesday’s filing as revenge.
In her statement, Hilton said she decided to seek legal action after discovering that Von Anhalt neglected to pay the mortgage on Gabor’s mansion even though he recently took out a $700,000 loan. Von Anhalt confirmed that he took out the loan, but said he did so because he claims Hilton refinanced the house for $1.6 million last year and “put the money in her pocket.”
“The mortgage is now $30,000 a month and I have to come up with a way to pay it,” he said.
In response to Von Anhalt, a rep for Hilton said, “We are not responding to any of Von Anhalt’s rants. He can tell it to the judge.” Hilton’s lawyer said that Gabor decided to re-finance the house and contested Von Anhalt’s claims that Hilton ever got violent with him, saying that during her November visit, “he berated Francesca and she left after he made it impossible for her to visit.”
Von Anhalt said he will cooperate with the petition, which will involve interviews with a court appointed investigator, because he “has nothing to hide.”
“They can do anything they want,” he said. “Everything is beautiful, it’s fine. I bought her a $25,000 hospital bed. She has everything. I have doctors to testify, I have lawyers to testify, I have nurses to testify, I’m not afraid of anything.”