Glen Campbell's wife and kids battling in court over his Alzheimer's care

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Glen Campbell's wife and kids battling in court over his Alzheimer's care
It’s a battle between country star Glen Campbell’s oldest children and his wife of 32 years - over who should be in charge of his medical and financial decisions.
Glen Campbell, center, Kim Woolen, left, and Ashley Campbell arrive at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
American country singer Glen Campbell in a relaxed mood in London on April 2, 1977. Campbell, who is in Britain for a concert tour, is currently high in the charts with "Southern Nights" his new single taken from an album of the same name. (AP Photo)
Country singers Glen Campbell and Kimberly Woolen of Newport, N.C., are shown following their wedding in Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 25, 1982. Woolen is a former dancer at Radio City Music Hall. (AP Photo)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: Musician Glen Campbell, on September 12, 1975 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Glen Campbell, left, who wants to become a star in the pop music field, poses with Tommy Smothers as Campbell gets set to take over as host of the Smothers Brother summer replacement show in Hollywood on Feb. 28, 1968. It's the most promising opportunity to date for Campbell, who played guitar for five years for such singers as Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Campbell hit success last December with a haunting lament, "By the Time I Get to Phoenix." That's when he decided to quit playing accompaniments and devote full time to his own career. (AP Photo/ABC TV)
Glen Campbell, left, and Bobbie Gentry, center, hold the Grammy's they won in Hollywood on March 1, 1968, for best recorded singing performances of the year. Presentations were made by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Campbell won several awards for “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Miss Gentry won top female honors for “Ode to Billie Joe.” Man at right unidentified. (AP Photo/Harold Matosian)
Glen Campbell arrives at the 16th Annual Women in Film Malibu Golf Classic at the Malibu Country Club on Saturday, July 13, 2013 in Malibu, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Glen Campbell at Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 24, 1982. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Country singer Glen Campbell kisses his putter after surviving shootout on 17th at Pebble Beach golf course in Pebble Beach, Ca., Feb. 3, 1988. He went on to win from San Francisco 49ers Dwight Clark. (AP Photo/Sal Veder)
Longtime Gene Autry sidekick Pat Buttram, left, and singer Glen Campbell, right, join Autry at the opening night celebration of the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 22, 1988. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Singers Glen Campbell, left, and Jose Feliciano appear on Glen Campbell's television program, Feb. 11, 1969. (AP Photo)
Country singer Glen Campbell is shown in 1968. (AP Photo)
Country singer Glen Campbell is shown in this Monday, Nov. 24, 2003, Maricopa County Sheriff's Office booking handout photo at the Madison Street Jail in Phoenix. The singer was freed Tuesday on $2,000 bail on charges of extreme drunken driving, hit and run, and suspicion of assaulting a police officer. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, singer Glen Campbell performs during his Goodbye Tour in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Country singer Glen Campbell, who has Alzheimer's disease, stands with his wife Kim during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 15, 2012.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Keith Carradine, right, presents the Glen Campbell courage award to Kim Woollen at the 22nd annual "A Night At Sardi's" to benefit the Alzheimer's Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Alzheimer's Association/AP Images)
Glen Campbell performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Glen Campbell, left, Reid Perry, center, and Blake Shelton perform during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Glen Campbell, left, and Kim Woollen arrive at the MusiCares Person of the Year gala honoring Paul McCartney on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
This CD cover image released by Surfdog shows "See You There," by Glen Campbell. (AP Photo/Surfdog)
Glen Campbell performs at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, Calif. on Friday, May 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actor Kevin Costner, right, thanks the gallery on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after he and partner, Glen Campbell, left, won the 3M Celebrity Challenge event of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Actor James Woods, left, and singer Glen Campbell, right, react on the 18th hole of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the celebrity shootout event of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in Pebble Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003. First round play begins Thursday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Glen Campbell poses with his Pioneer Award during the 34th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Universal City, Calif., Wednesday, May 5, 1999. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Ashley Campbell (L) and Kim Campbell arrive for 'Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me' Los Angeles Premiere at Pacific Design Center on November 11, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)


Two of Glen Campbell's children are fighting his wife, Kim Campbell, for control of the country singer's medical care at an Alzheimer's Disease treatment facility in Tennessee.

The Associated Press reports that Debby Campbell-Cloyd and Travis Campbell filed a petition in Nashville court in January that claims Kim, Campbell's fourth wife, is keeping their father "secluded from the rest of the family."

The petition asking a judge to appoint conservators and a guardian to protect Glen's interest also notes several children are "prohibited from participating in his care and/or treatment."

Glen, who was nominated for a Best Original Song Oscar this year for writing "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," has eight children. He shares his three youngest with Kim, all of whom were prominently featured in "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me," a documentary following the family on Glen's farewell tour, even as he struggled with the devastating effects of Alzheimer's. Campbell-Cloyd was also featured in the film, since she tagged along on the tour as a back-up singer.

Kim would not comment on the matter when reached by the AP, while TheWrap could not access the documents because the judge has placed the petition under seal.

The AP, however, reports to have read the court filing, and wrote that it claims Kim is not providing her 78-year-old husband with needed toiletries and clothing, not visiting him regularly and possibly mishandling his finances.

The petition also complains that Kim has allowed Glen to be interviewed and filmed at the facility, even though his disease has progressed to a point that the plaintiffs believe is inappropriate to display publicly.

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