A lawsuit alleging rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis’ daughter stole from him was dismissed by a federal choose final Thursday.
U.S. District Decide Neal Biggers dominated that almost all claims from the lawsuit had been barred by the statute of limitations. He allowed solely claims by Lewis’ son and present spouse that they had been defamed by on-line feedback from the daughter’s husband.
Lewis sued his daughter Phoebe Lewis-Loftin and son-in-law Zeke Loftin in 2017.
In response to courtroom paperwork the “Nice Balls of Fireplace” singer claimed Phoebe took benefit of him whereas she managed her father’s profession from 2000 to 2012 and conspired to spend his fortune along with her husband Loftin, TMZ reported on the time.
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The lawsuit is one other fracture within the often-difficult private lifetime of the 83-year-old pianist and singer often called “The Killer.” The Louisiana native and survivor from the daybreak of rock now lives in Nesbit, Miss.
In February, the 83-year-old music legend suffered a minor stroke and needed to cancel upcoming performances.
After Lewis’ stroke, his rep Zach Farnum mentioned Lewis was anticipated to make a “full restoration.”
“He’s together with his household, recuperating in Memphis and the docs anticipate a full restoration,” Farnum mentioned on the time.
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“The Killer appears ahead to getting again into the studio quickly to report a Gospel report and on the street performing stay for his followers. His household requests privateness presently. Properly needs and prayers are significantly appreciated,” Farnum added.
Lewis saved busy final yr acting at packed venues throughout the nation. He initially grew to become an instantaneous sensation in 1957 together with his hit songs “Nice Balls of Fireplace” and “Complete Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.” Lewis was a part of the Memphis music scene that set the ‘50s ablaze alongside Elvis Presley and Johnny Money.
Lewis married caretaker Judith Lewis in 2012.
Fox Information’ Mariah Haas, Stephanie Nolasco and The Related Press contributed to this report.