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Mickey Rooney

Stepson Settles Elder Abuse Suit

FOR MILLIONS

10/16/2013 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1016-mickey-rooney-tmzMickey Rooney's stepson now concedes he owes the famed actor $2.8 million for allegedly siphoning off a ton of money from Mickey's financial accounts, but there's a GIGANTIC catch.

Christopher Aber and his wife, Christina, have just settled with Mickey's conservators, after allegations they played funny with Mickey's money.  There were also allegations the couple deprived Mickey of food, meds, and even blocked him from leaving his home.

The whole thing escalated when the 93-year-old actor testified before Congress on elder abuse.

So now Christopher and Christina -- who have declared bankruptcy -- have folded.  So how, you ask, can Mickey get $2.8 mil?  Well under the settlement, Christopher and Christina have a homeowner's insurance policy that arguably covers this type of wrongdoing.  So Mickey's lawyers think they can use the settlement to go after the insurance company and get their dough.

Here's the rub.  The insurance company has already made it clear ... it's not paying anything because the alleged abuses were intentional, and that's not covered under the policy.

So Mickey's lawyers are now going to sue the insurance company and demand not only the $2.8 mil but also punitive damages for bad faith denial of coverage.

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Godzilla's Kitty    



I hope he wins and can collect the money he is owed by these bloodsucking leeches he fathered.

Way to treat your Dad, assholes.

379 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Good I hope Mickey's people screw those people to the wall and they feel the sting for the rest of their rotten lives.
He looks in such bad shape. at least he had a long long career

379 days ago
3.

Observer    

Christopher and Christina Aber.....
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How DARE you STEAL not only what's NOT yours, yet STEALING from your Elderly and an Icon like Mickey?
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Anyone know who these PIGS are.... Give em some PAYBACK.
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DISGUSTING PIGS!!!

379 days ago
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Kristinajp    

OMG, this is GROSSLY disgusting. I can not believe people hurt old people in this day an age. The insurance company should not be held responsible, the stepson and his wife should be held responsible and have to pay restitution....

379 days ago
5.

alia    

What a horrible step-son & his wife is a piece of cr!@ too! Karma will take care of them. I wonder why they aren't being prosecuted for the elder abuse? Mickey probably can't prove it. Anyone that can abuse an elderly person should be thrown in the slammer! It's as bad as abusing a child...both are helpless to defend themselves!

I hope Mickey can some how collect and all his money back & it doesn't all go to lawyers.

That is such a sad story!

379 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

And will these despicable people spend even one day in jail? Elder abuse is right there with child abuse...people taking advantage of those citizens least likely to be capable of defending themselves. Disgusting. I sure hope Mickey has a bundle left, but also gets some of the $2.8 mil. Not likely, though.

379 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

This bstrd husband and wife criminal team needs to be in jail and then on to hell.

379 days ago
8.

Shannon    

A beating is in order here. More than one.

379 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Celebritynetworth.com claims Mickey is worth $38 million. That seems way too high, but even a fraction of that minus the stolen $2.8 million would at least ensure his security until he dies. One bright spot in this disgusting story.

379 days ago
10.

Pudding Tang    

These turds need to be flushed down to San Quentin for the rest of their worthless lives.

379 days ago
11.

DTD    

So what exactly would be UN-intentional abuse? F**king insurance Co's, all they want to do is collect, they never want to pay out.

379 days ago
12.

Truth    

CHRISTOPHER D-BAG IS HIS CURRENT WIFE JAN'S SON. HE WAS 17 WHEN ROONEY TOOK HIM IN AFTER HE MARRIED JAN IN 1978. SAYS THEY'RE STILL MARRIED, HMM... SO WHERE WAS THE WIFE IN ALL OF THIS?? SHE ALLOWED IT. #TRUTH!!

379 days ago
13.

MrEguy    

Mickey worked hard all his life. He deserves to live in peace and comfort until he passes.

379 days ago
14.

Athina    

What is it with these greeding and grasping relatives of old and vulnerable celebrities? They seem like they're crazed for the money, to the point of not allowing family members access to them, and confining the person to their home. Some even deny them proper health care and food so they will kick the bucket sooner.

379 days ago
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OK    

Such a shame people are so greedy they would steal from an elderly man.

379 days ago
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