A famous actress who is loved by fans is going through something terrible. Edie McClurg is said to be battling dementia.
Now, her family is speaking out about the diagnosis. They have filed for a conservatorship to reportedly help protect her from a man who is trying to take advantage of her.
"Edie's niece, cousin, and a friend filed docs Friday requesting a conservatorship to take control of the actress' affairs. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, they say neurological tests revealed she's no longer able to live alone without assistance, and is 'especially vulnerable to undue influence given her poor judgment and evident dementia,'" according to TMZ.
The family says they are worried about the decisions that Edie may make. She has lived with a longtime male friend for years. The family says they believe he now wants to marry Edie. They believe he's trying to take advantage of her and financial assets.
"Edie's family and friends don't think she's capable of understanding the relationship with the guy. They claim he's been verbally abusive and tried to compel her to sign documents to change her estate planning. They're asking the court to appoint one of them -- Edie's cousin, Angelique Cabral -- the conservator," wrote TMZ.
McClurg is best known for playing in "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," "Small Wonder," Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and for her voice work in "Frozen" and "The Little Mermaid."
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