Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband denies claims he's holding his wife's ashes hostage

Amid claims that he's been holding late wife Zsa Zsa Gabor's ashes hostage, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt is setting the record straight.

Von Anhalt denied the accusations brought on by Gabor's former publicist, Edward Lozzi, who told People magazine that the late Hollywood legend's "ashes were supposed to be interred at the West Wood Memorial [Park Cemetery] on Dec. 30, right after" her funeral. But, apparently, von Anhalt still has the ashes in his possession -- for which, he says, he has every right.

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"I had a service at a church, and then I took the urn home, which is a normal thing to do," he explained to People. "It's standing on the fire place, and that's it. It's my urn, it's my wife's urn and I'll do what I want with it."

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ENGLAND - 1952: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor poses for a portrait on the set of 'Moulin Rouge' in 1952 in England. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor grabbing her leg in a scene from the film 'Moulin Rouge', 1952. (Photo by United Artists/Getty Images)
Hungarian-born American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Studio portrait of the French actress Zsa Zsa GABOR between 1950 and 1955. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Portrait of Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor wearing a lace shawl and a strand of pearls, August 10, 1952. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Gabor, Zsa Zsa - Actress, Hungary / USA - *06.02.1919- Full length picture - undated (around 1954) - Vintage property of ullstein bild (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - February 5, 1955: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor at Sonja Henie Circus Party in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - March 23, 1956: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor poses during a photo shoot at home in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Earl Leaf/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 02: June 2, 1964 portrait of the actress Zsa Zsa GABOR during a reception held for the press in London's Hilton hotel. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Zsa Zsa Gabor*06.02.1919-Schauspielerin, Ungarn / USA- Halbportrait- 1964 (Photo by Interpress Paris/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 19: Zsa Zsa Gabor and her daughter Francesca Hilton, also daughter of tycoon Conrad Hilton, attend the City Of Hope's Golden anniversary party on July 19, 1963 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NAME DROPPERS -- Air Date 10/27/1969 -- Pictured: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
Zsa Zsa Gabor during Opening Night of 'Legends' at Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1988: Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt at Bel Age Hotel Event in February 1988 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Hungarian-born American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, circa 1990. (Photo by Kypros/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frederic Von Anhalt (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Fr?d?ric Prinz von Anhalt (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor during MDA McMahon 'Nite Under the Stars' at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 26: Comedienne Phyllis Diller, comedienne Joan Rivers, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, actor Dom DeLuise and singer Irene Cara attend the Cast of 'Happy Ever After' visit 'The Joan Rivers Show' on May 26, 1993 at the CBS Broadcast Center, 530 West 57th Street in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frederic Von Anhalt at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frederic Prinz von Anhalt during The 54th Annual Hollywood Women's Press Club Golden Apple Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (R) and guest (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Hollywood-Diva), Chef-Arzt, , Untersuchung für 'Jungbrunnen-Kur', 'Aslan Klinik', Bad Kissingen, Bayern, Deutschland, Europa, Stethoskop, abhorchen, untersuchen, Schauspielerin, Promi, NB/HB, SC; 09.10.1995; (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
1990. Bel Air, Zsa Zsa Gabor Beside Her Swimming Pool In The Garden Of Her Bel Air Mansion (Photo By Paul Harris/Getty Images)
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor attends the taping of 'The Joan Rivers Show' on May 26, 1993 at CBS Broadcasting Center in New York City.
Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor and husband Frederic von Anhalt attend the taping of 'Bob Hope's Birthday Celebration' on May 1, 1993 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.
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This remains in direct contradiction from Gabor's dying "wish to be interred at the cemetery," according to Lozzi, who noted that Gabor's late sister, Eva Gabor, and daughter, Francesca Gabor Hilton, are buried there already. He believes that von Anhalt is keeping the urn in his possession as a form of retaliation for Gabor's celebrity friends' boycott of the funeral he planned for her.

According to Von Anhalt, Lozzi was "never the press person" and "must be a lunatic or something."

Von Anhalt's future plans for Gabor's ashes are not clear at this time.

See photos of Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt together:

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Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frederic Prinz von Anhalt during Zsa Zsa Gabor Sighting at Jimmy's Restaurant in Beverly Hills - November 6, 1989 at Jimmy's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (mi., Hollywood-Diva), Ehemann Prinz Frederic von Anhalt (re.), Presse und Begleiter, Ankunft Flughafen Tegel, West-Berlin, Deutschland, Europa, BlumenstrauÃ, Schauspielerin, NB/HB, 21.08.1986; (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Hollywood-Diva), Ehemann Prinz Frederic von Anhalt (re.), dahinter Presse und Begleiter, Ankunft Flughafen Tegel, West-Berlin, Deutschland, Europa, BlumenstrauÃ, Teddybär (Fan-Geschenk), Schauspielerin, NB/HB, 21.08.1986; (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Fr?d?ric Prinz von Anhalt (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Thomas Gottschalk (li., Moderator), Zsa Zsa Gabor (Hollywood-Diva), Ehemann Prinz Frederic von Anhalt, ZDF-Show 'Na, sowas', Deutschland, Europa, Bühne, Interview, Ohrring, Juwelen, Schmuck, Kette, Eiskübel, Turnschuhe, Champagner-Flasche, Glas, Getränk, Alkohol, Schauspielerin, NB/HB, 26.07.1986; (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Frederic Prinz von Anhalt during The 54th Annual Hollywood Women's Press Club Golden Apple Awards at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt Und Zsa Zsa Gabor Bei Der Opern- Gala Für Die Aids - Hilfe In Berlin (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor and Fr?d?ric Prinz von Anhalt (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Zsa Zsa Gabor (Hollywood-Diva), Ehemann Prinz Frederic von Anhalt (re.), Begleiterin, Ankunft Flughafen Tegel, West-Berlin, Deutschland, Europa, BlumenstrauÃ, Schauspielerin, NB/HB, 21.08.1986; (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor , Ehemann Prinz Frederic von; Anhalt, NB-, Stadtbummel Bad Kissingen, Cafe-Haus, Kaffeetrinken, neben 'Jungbrunnen-Kur', Aslan; Klinik/Bad Kissingen, Deutschlabd, Europa, Tasse Kaffee, Getränk, Hollywood-Diva, Schauspielerin, Promi, SC; 09.10.1995; Foto: P.Bischoff, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
Zsa Zsa Gabor mit Ehemann Frederic Prinz; von Anhalt beim Bummel durch Bad Kissingen, Gold-Schmuck, Schauspielerin, Promi, Promis, Prominenter, Prominente, RX; (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
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