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.
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: Musician Glen Campbell, on September 12, 1975 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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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