Veteran blues guitarist B.B King is a victim of elder abuse in the hands of his manager, so alleges his daughter.
According to TMZ, King’s daughter Patty filed a police report against his longtime manager Laverne Toney last November, alleging that Toney was milking the 89-year old dry both financially and health-wise. According to her, Toney and her assistant stole around $20-30 million as well as a $250,000 ring from King … and deliberately took away his medication while on tour.
On Thursday, Patty called cops to the house to settle a dispute that broke out on whether King – who was recently hospitalized for diabetic crisis – needed to be taken back to the hospital because he wasn’t eating and his urine was orange in color. Toney – who has attorney power over the musician – had refused to let King be hospitalized.
Responding cops called paramedics, who determined that he needed hospitalization. While in hospital, King was diagnosed with a minor heart attack, according to his daughter.