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Friday
Sep162011

Mickey Rooney Sues Stepson, Alleges Financial and Verbal Abuse

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Mickey Rooney is suing his stepson, claiming that his stepson has financially and verbally abused him over the past 10 years.

According to Rooney's lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles, stepson Christopher Aber gained access to the 90-year-old actor's bank accounts and applied for credit cards under the name of the company that manages Rooney's professional activities. The lawsuit further states that Aber "regularly used intimidating behavior, verbal abuse, bullying, false or misleading statements, threats and humiliation (both privately and publically) to manipulate Mickey to act for Chris's own financial gain."  As a result, the lawsuit alleges, Rooney was denied his own income and suffered depression.

In February, Rooney obtained a temporary restraining order against Aber after making similar allegations, and a Los Angeles judge appointed a conservator to protect his finances. The actor's lawsuit also targets Aber's wife.

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