Priscilla Presley is now contesting daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s will following the discovery that she is no longer executor. TMZ reports that Priscilla is questioning the validity of the updated will, including that the date is considered “dubious.”
Lisa Marie Presley’s mother Priscilla has filed to invalidate her daughter’s will, it reports TMZ. Shortly after Lisa Marie’s death, Priscilla discovered that she was no longer executor, this due to a new will from 2016 that meant she was replaced by Lisa Marie’s children: Riley and Benjamin Keough.
Questioning the validity of the will
When Benjamin Keough took his own life in 2020, Riley is now sole trustee but according to court documents that TMZ has shared, Priscilla questions the authenticity of the 2016 document.
Priscilla believes that the date on the document is “dubious”, that her own name is misspelled, and that Lisa Marie’s signature “appears to deviate from her typical and customary signature”.
According to Page Six Priscilla also claims the document was never notarized and was not delivered to her during Lisa Marie’s lifetime, contradicting the arrangement set forth in her daughter’s original 2010 will.
Announced daughter’s birth during memorial service
Lisa Marie Presley, who was Elvis’ only child, passed away on January 12 this year after suffering a cardiac arrest at her home in California. During the subsequent memorial service, the news was announced that her daughter Riley Keough had given birth to a baby girl – Lisa Marie’s first grandchild.
The news came to light when Riley’s husband, Ben Smith-Petersen, read out a letter written by Riley to Lisa Marie:
“Thank you for showing me that love is the only thing that matters in this life. I hope I can love my daughter the way you loved me, my brother and my sisters,” it read.