Elder abuse can come in many forms.
It is often easy to assume celebrities are not "normal" people living "normal" lives like the rest of us.
One may be tempted to think no one would dare abuse them.
This is not the case, according to a recent Page Six article titled “Mickey Rooney’s widow sues Hollywood Reporter for elder abuse.”
The abuse apparently took place at the hands of Mark and Christina Aber who were ordered to pay $2.8 million.
He died before receiving the payout.
Now, his widow Jan is making accusations of elder abuse.
This time it is not abuse at the hands of family members.
No, it is regarding a magazine as abuser.
The Hollywood Reporter to be exact.
Jan Rooney claims the magazine coerced her into giving an interview for its article titled “Tears and Terror: The Disturbing Final Years of Mickey Rooney.”
She has many grievances, but one of them is being portrayed negatively and taking her words out of context.
She claims the magazine knew her age and frailty and, nevertheless, took advantage of her to serve its own purposes.
What will be the final outcome?
Time will tell.
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Reference: Page Six (October 6, 2017) “Mickey Rooney’s widow sues Hollywood Reporter for elder abuse”