Jun 26, 2018

Buzz Aldrin sues children

US astronaut Buzz Aldrin is suing two of his children and his former business manager alleging they stole money from him and are slandering his legacy.

The lawsuit, which was revealed on Monday, was filed in a Florida court one week after his children petitioned to take control of his finances.

His family members had told a judge that he requires a legal guardian because he is in "cognitive decline".

The 88-year-old was the second man to ever walk on the surface of the Moon.

In a Wall Street Journal interview last week, the former US Air Force colonel said: "Nobody is going to come close to thinking I should be under a guardianship."

In his lawsuit, he claims that his son, daughter and former manager Christina Korp also undermined his "personal romantic relationships" by forbidding him from getting married.

At issue is the management of his private company, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, and his non-profit organisation, the ShareSpace Foundation.

In a legal filing earlier this month, his children Andrew Aldrin, 60, and Janice Aldrin, 60, contended that their father had recently begun associating with new friends who were trying to alienate him from his family.

(BBC News)