Court documents have been filed accusing Cher of hiring four men to kidnap her son, Elijah Blue Allman, from his New York hotel on his wedding anniversary with his estranged wife.
Cher’s daughter-in-law, Marieangela King, made the shocking claims in a December 2022 declaration filed in the couple’s divorce. Allman had petitioned for a dissolution of their marriage in the Los Angeles County Superior Court of California in November 2021.
“I am currently unaware of my husband’s well-being or whereabouts. I am very concerned and worried about him,” King claimed in the December filing. “I was told by one of the four men who took him that they were hired by (Allman’s) mother.” She said in the months leading up to the alleged kidnapping, she was warned not to have contact with Allman while he was in “lockdown at a treatment facility.”
“I was not allowed to retrieve all my belongings from our primary home and residence, nor was I given the opportunity to inventory our assets,” King said. “We also have a storage unit that I have been unable to access which contains art, antiques, all our furniture from our second home that we had together in Beverly Hills and other assets accumulated during the marriage.”
Cher did not respond publicly to the allegations.