Lisa Marie Presley's 8-year-old twins are reportedly in
protective care after "disturbing" photos of children were
allegedly found on a computer belonging to her estranged
husband, Michael Lockwood.
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The Daily Mail reports that Presley's twin daughters with
Lockwood, Finley and Harper, were taken by social workers and
are in the care of California's Department of Children and
Family Services after the only child of the late Elvis Presley
alleged that she found "hundreds of inappropriate photos" and
"disturbing video footage" on Lockwood's computer.
Presley, 49, claimed in court papers filed on February 7 and
obtained by the Daily Mail that she was "shocked and horrified
and sick to my stomach" when she discovered the images on the
computer belonging to her fourth husband.
The couple, who were married for 10 years, split in June 2016
and Presley revealed in the documents filed as part of the
couple's ongoing divorce that she subsequently entered a
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Presley claimed that the Beverly Hills Police department
executed a search warrant and removed more than 80 devices
belonging to the musician, 55, which have not been analyzed and
have not been released. She added, "My understanding is that
Tennessee law enforcement is also conducting an investigation
related to the photos and videos that I discovered. I have no
idea what else may be on those devices and fear that there are
more and worse images and evidence in these unanalyzed devices."
Presley also states in the papers that a trial will be held in
March in the Edelman Children's Court in Los Angeles regarding
allegations of sexual abuse and neglect, but the court filing
does not state why the twins were removed from Presley and
Lockwood's custody. DCFS told Us Weekly that it can't comment on
this ongoing investigation.
The singer, who was previously married to Michael Jackson and
Nicolas Cage, also claimed that nearly all of her $300 million
fortune is gone and claimed that Lockwood spent more than a
million dollars on her credit cards.
She added that she has been forced to move in with her daughter
Riley Keough, whose father was Presley's first husband, Danny
Keough, but also revealed that she receives a monthly income of
approximately $100,000 a month from her inheritance, and
receives a salary of approximately $4300 a month as an employee
of Graceland, which allows her to obtain health insurance for
herself, Lockwood and their daughters.
Lockwood's lawyer, Jeff Sturman, denied Presley's claims in a
statement to Us Weekly.
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"Mr. Lockwood and his lawyers believe that it is very
unfortunate and inappropriate that Ms. Presley chose to file a
one-sided, inaccurate version of the facts in the Family Law
Court’s publicly accessible files," Sturman said in a statement.
"Ms. Presley and her lawyers undoubtedly knew that their highly
sensational, inaccurate and unproven claims would be of great
interest to the media, which would disseminate Ms. Presley’s
inaccurate story as a result. To make matters worse, Ms. Presley
failed to disclose very important information in the papers she
filed in the Family Law Court and the things she failed to
disclose are directly related to her inflammatory claims against
"Mr. Lockwood is not going to publicly disclose very negative
information about Ms. Presley to retaliate," he continued. "Mr.
Lockwood and his lawyers did not choose to litigate these
personal matters in the press. Therefore, while Mr. Lockwood
denies the truth of what Ms. Presley chose to put in the press,
he has no further statement at this time."