Just down the street from Scott's Pharmacy and the Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church, and near a big dusty farm in Ferriday, Louisiana, you'll find a newly-christened street called Jerry Lee Lewis Avenue, named after the town's favorite son. Although Lewis is best known for a string of rock and roll hits including "Great Balls of Fire", in 2017, he became famous for something else: he's a victim of alleged elder financial abuse.
At 82, he doesn't perform as often, but he still has a loyal following and is a beloved entertainer. So how does someone go from being an international celebrity and rock and roll legend, to becoming a victim of elder financial abuse?
It turns out that even if you're not rich and famous, having a turbulent personal life in your younger years will often lead you to having big trouble with family later on.
Lewis has been married 7 times, most recently in 2012, and he's had a total of 6 children. The daughter of his third wife, Phoebe, was Lewis's manager from 2000 until, not coincidentally, 2012. Lewis's new wife did not get along with her new stepdaughter, and that ultimately led to a lawsuit being filed in 2017 against both Phoebe (and her husband) for defamation, elder financial abuse and fraud...
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