Ailing 95-year-old Zsa Zsa Gabor has been the subject of an ongoing legal battle and in the latest round her daughter has won a victory. An L.A. judge has appointed a 'conservator' to watch over Gabor's medical care and her financial life.
Gabor, who has had one leg removed, among other procedures, during a string of medical conditions over the past few years, is bedridden and living with husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, 69. Francesca Hilton, Gabor's daughter with the late Conrad Hilton, has been fighting for control of her mother's finances and health, even for unaccompanied visitation rights.
Zsa Zsa Gabor: round the clock care
The judge said Hilton can have unaccompanied visitation rights and that von Anhalt must provide to her monthly reports on the status of her mother's health, along with monthly financial reports. Kenneth Kossoff, Hilton's lawyer, said his client was satisfied with the order and that it will ensure "...Zsa Zsa's money is used for Zsa Zsa's benefit and not for anybody's birthday party, billboards or mayoral campaign."
Hilton had herself been seeking to be the conservator but von Anhalt, who was given his title only after being adopted as an adult by a member of the German royalty, has been named as the temporary conservator. He says he previously did not allow Hilton to visit because she consistently brought "negativity" into the room with her.
The actress and socialite, who is working on her 9th marriage, requires round the clock care and von Anhalt pledged he will be there as long as the two of them are alive. He is currently listed as a candidate for the office of the mayor of Los Angeles.