Edie McClurg: What happened to her? Ferris Bueller star who is fighting dementia is allegedly the victim of elder abuse
Edie McClurg, an American actress who has dementia, is supposedly the victim of elder abuse by a man who calls himself her “long-time friend.”
According to court documents acquired by TMZ, advocates for the Ferris Bueller actress’ conservatorship claimed that a guy by the name of Michael L. Ramos claimed to be a friend of the actress and attempted to elope with her outside of Los Angeles. The man in question has been ordered by the court to abandon his plans to wed the 77-year-old celebrity.
Doctors claim that Ramos, who is McClurg’s roommate and is unemployed, “finagled” himself into her life despite being aware of her mental illness.
According to the Mayo Clinic, dementia is a generic word used to describe a group of symptoms that interfere so significantly with a person’s memory, thinking, and reasoning that it makes it difficult for them to go about their daily lives.
The purported “friend” of Edie McClurg is also accused of hitting her carer.
Additionally, according to court documents acquired by TMZ, Ramos sexually attacked McClurg’s caretaker, and a report was made to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The caretaker further claimed and voiced concern that the man, who is not romantically involved with Edie, might have also assaulted the actress in a sexual manner but that she might not be aware of it because of her dementia.
A judge had previously allowed Michael Ramos to reside with McClurg for companionship, but now her conservatorship attorneys have asked the court to kick the man out of her house.
On Monday, Angelique Cabral appeared on behalf of the seasoned actress in the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County.
A protection notice submitted by McClurg’s attorney was approved against Michael L. Ramos, according to People. For the subsequent hearing on August 25, Ramos is expected to show up in court.
The Teacher’s Only actress’s family filed a conservatorship request with the court in February 2019. They claimed that the actress was living with a verbally abusive man who was attempting to acquire her property by tricking her into completing the necessary paperwork.
The two reportedly became buddies in 2012 or 2013, according to the New York Post.
In 1974, Edie McClurg made her acting debut in the TV shows Tony Orlando and Dawn.
Since then, she has made appearances in a number of movies and television shows, including Valerie, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries, The Jeffersons, The Kallikaks, The Richard Pryor Show, Oh, God! Book II, Harper Valley P.T.A., Pandemonium, No Soap, Radio, Madame’s Place, The Dukes, The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries,
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Her most well-known parts were in comedic classics like Back to School, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
Her most recent role was as Nurse Jane in Timothy Zwica’s drama Eye Upon Walking.