Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and a former business manager for allegedly misusing his credit cards and transferring his money around without his permission.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Aldrin claims his son Andrew does not tell him about pending or future business transactions, removes large sums of monies from his accounts, and continues to represent him in business and social capacities despite his repeated requests to stop.
Aldrin is asking a judge to remove Andrew Aldrin as his trustee and strip him of control of his financial affairs, social media accounts and several nonprofit and business enterprises. He claims his daughter Janice also used his credit cards without permission.
The legendary astronaut also accuses Andrew and Christina Korp, his former business manager, of slandering him by claiming Buzz suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s. Aldrin’s children filed a petition recently claiming their father was suffering from memory loss, delusions, paranoia and confusion.
Aldrin gave an interview to ABC News on Tuesday, saying, “I was hoping that whatever the differences are could be worked out, but it appears as though it wasn’t moving in that direction.”
Aldrin’s children have called the suit “unjustified” and Korp says she is “being unfairly defamed.”
The case was filed earlier this month in Florida and is ongoing.