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Elvis Presley’s heir Riley Keough moves to protect Graceland from sale | Elvis Presley

Actor Riley Keough, granddaughter of Elvis Presley and heir to his estate, has filed a lawsuit against a private investment firm, alleging that it is attempting a “non-judicial” sale of Presley’s Graceland home.

Keough’s mother, Lisa Marie Presley, died in January 2023, aged 54. In September of that year, a company called Naussany Investments & Private Lending filed a lawsuit against Lisa Marie’s estate, alleging that when she died she had $3.8 million (£3 million) outstanding. ) loan owed to the company and had used Graceland as collateral.

On May 15, Keough filed a complaint in a Tennessee court claiming that Naussany’s claims were “fraudulent.” “Lisa Marie Presley never borrowed money from Naussany Investments and never provided a deed of trust to Naussany Investments.” The complaint also states that the documents “purporting to prove said loan…are forgeries.”

Keough’s documents name Kurt Naussany as a defendant, stating that he “has sent Keough’s attorney numerous emails seeking to collect the alleged $3.8 million debt and threatening to conduct a non-judicial sale of Graceland.” Naussany told NBC News that he left the firm in 2015 and that he should not be named in the lawsuit.

On May 19, a public notice was published in local media outlets stating that Graceland would be auctioned at the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis on May 23.

A judge filed a temporary restraining order on May 20, according to an attorney for Keough. A hearing on the case will be held the day before the proposed sale.

Situated on 14 acres of land, Graceland was purchased by Elvis Presley in 1957 and he lived there until he died at home in 1977. Since then, the opulent home has become a key part of the Presley legend and operates as a museum which attracts around 600,000 people. visitors per year.

In addition to running the Promenade Trust, which manages the Graceland property, Keough is a successful actress who was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Emmy in 2023 for her lead role in Daisy Jones & the Six. She has also appeared in films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, American Honey, Under the Silver Lake and Zola.

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