Buzz Aldrin Sues His Children

The second man on the moon feuds with family.

The second man on the moon feuds with family.

Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager, accusing them of misusing his credit cards, transferring money from an account and slandering him by saying he has dementia.

Aldrin filed the lawsuit earlier this month in a Florida state court a week after his children, Andrew and Janice, filed a petition claiming their father was suffering from memory loss, delusions, paranoia and confusion. They asked the court to be named as his legal guardians, saying Aldrin was associating with new friends who were trying to alienate Aldrin from his family and that he had been spending his assets at “an alarming rate”.

Court-appointed mental health experts planned to evaluate Aldrin in Florida. In his lawsuit, the former astronaut asked a judge to remove Andrew from control of his financial affairs, social media accounts and several non-profit and business enterprises.

Aldrin also accused his daughter, Janice, of not acting in his financial interests and of conspiracy. Christina Korp, his former manager, was accused of being a fraud and for exploitation of the elderly and unjust enrichment.

with AAP