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'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Actor May Be Victim Of Elder Abuse, Conservator Alleges
Edie McClurg's conservator states in a court filing that Michael L. Ramos has been taking advantage of the dementia-stricken actor for years.
An actor known for her role in the 1980s classic “Ferris Bueller's Day Off” may be the victim of elder abuse, her conservator has alleged in court filings.
Court documents obtained by The New York Post reveal that the conservator of Edie McClurg, 77, believes she is being abusing by Michael L. Ramos. The documents allege that he "ingratiate[ed] himself into [McClurg's] life while she was battling dementia,” NBC News reports.
McClurg is currently under a conservatorship, run by at least one relative, who wants Ramos out of McClurg's home.
Ramos, who is reportedly unemployed, has allegedly been living at the actor’s Los Angeles home since 2017. The court documents allege he pays no rent or expenses.
The documents were filed on Tuesday as part of a request for a temporary restraining order, NBC News reports.
McClurg's conservator alleges that in the past, Ramos tried to remove McClurg from California “in order to marry her when he knew she lacked capacity.” A 2019 court order, however, prevented Ramos from marrying McClurg. It did allow him to continue living with her.
The conservator further alleges that Ramos assaulted McClurg’s current caregiver, citing a Los Angeles Police Department police report. The Los Angeles Police Department has not immediately responded to Oxygen.com’s request for comment.
The caretaker also expressed concern, according to the court documents, that Ramos “either has been or may be currently assaulting (McClurg) in a similar manner and that given her diagnosis of dementia, she may not even realize that it has been or is occurring.”
Ramos’ lawyer has denied the allegations.
“These are false allegations brought about by Ms. McClurg’s conservator and her counsel who have made it their mission to overturn orders issued by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge allowing Ms. McClurg’s long-term companion/fiancé to continue to reside with her at her home,” the law firm Estelle & Kennedy told NBC News in a statement. “Despite the seriousness of the allegations, we are not aware of any criminal charges pending against this individual, nor do we expect there to be any.”
McClurg is best known for her role as school secretary in the 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." She had roles in dozens of movies and shows beginning with the 1976 horror movie "Carrie." She also did voice actor work for shows and films including "The Jetsons" and "The Snorks."