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Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian

Allegedly Held Captive

5/15/2013 12:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kirk Kerkorian -- the billionaire mogul who once owned the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas and United Artists -- is MIA, in dire shape and needs court protection from those who are holding him hostage -- this according to allegations in new legal docs.

The 95-year-old Kerkorian hasn't been seen in public since June, 2012, according to his ex-wife and the mother of his 15-year-old daughter, Kira.  The ex, Lisa Kerkorian, claims in legal docs the managers of Kerkorian's company, Tracinda Corp, have been controlling him and keeping him from his daughter for the last 5 years.

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And get this ... according to the docs, Kerkorian was a fixture for years at the legendary Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel -- in fact, the Polo Lounge kept a table specifically for Kirk, but the table hasn't been occupied for months.

Lisa says their daughter hasn't had any contact with Kirk since 2008 and all attempted communications were thwarted by Kirk's handlers. 

Lisa and Kirk were possibly in the nastiest celebrity divorce in Hollywood history, yet now Lisa has gone to court on behalf of her daughter to seek the appointment of a conservator to manage Kirk's affairs and pave the way to re-establish a relationship between Kirk and Kira.

The legal docs make it clear -- Lisa feels Kirk could be at death's door and Kira wants to see him before he passes.

And one more twist ... Kira isn't even Kirk's biological daughter, but he raised her as his own.

A rep for Tracinda tells TMZ, "There are no facts to support Bonder’s claims and therefore no merit whatsoever to the allegations she has made.”

46 COMMENTS

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Bamdof    

You had me until step-dad. Now it's a clear money grab.

464 days ago
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Cognitive_Shift    

TMZ. Presenting stories people don't care about.

464 days ago
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Azi    

Well Lisa what took you so long ? Let me guess $$$$$ ?

464 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

He's been hanging out between Caesar's Palace and the Wynn hotels.

464 days ago
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HoTMZ    

Omg this reminds me of the Jackons holding Kathryn captive. Someone please find this elderly wealthy man and make sure he is safe and not being abused into leaving his wealth to his captor/managers!!!

464 days ago
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Fred Farkel    

Folks say that: PEOPLE ARE BASICALLY GOOD.


Actually, no.


PEOPLE STINK.

464 days ago
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Mimi    

Knock. Knock. Knock. W-E-L-F-A-R-E C-H-E-C-K! *scurrying*
*hiding*
"Amex, we want to report a stolen card and back date that to June 2012."

464 days ago
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Anonymous    

This is one hell of a story: They dated for quite a while, she got pregnant, and they married for 28 days. During the divorce, she tried to get $330,000 A MONTH in child support, but the judge thought it was excessive, and "ONLY" gave her $50,000 a month! Later, he used a private eye to get DNA from floss, and proved it was actually the gold-digger's ex-boyfriend, who knocked her up.

464 days ago
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Mattie    

He's been kidnapped for years but his special table has only been vacant for months and she needs to secure his fortune for HER daughter? Um, what? Why wait 5 years if all you want is a re-established relationship?

464 days ago
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Scott    

Paging Anna Nicole Simpson call for you on line one.

Peace.

464 days ago
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Scott    

Doctor Kovorkien line two is still holding.

Peace.

464 days ago
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damienevil    

translation:let me get more money before old man kicks off

464 days ago
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shea    

Love this story.. When you grow up in Las Vegas, you know who these people are. And when you work in a salon, you dream of writing books because we get the juiciest gossip around, sorry TMZ! We've 'done-up' people in Kirk's camp..yes, they are all very rich and very strange with big secrets!

464 days ago
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Soda pop    

hes morphing into a youngin again!

464 days ago
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Soda pop    

hes morphing into a youngin again!

464 days ago
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