Mickey Rooney's stepson was ordered Thursday to turn over all of the 90-year-old actor's identification cards — including his passport, state ID card, various insurance cards and his Screen Actor's Guild membership — and to continue to abide by a temporary restraining order that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge issued 10 days ago.
Rooney has alleged in court papers that his stepson, Christopher Aber, 52, of Westlake Village and Aber's wife, Christina Aber, 42, have been physically and emotionally abusing him for several years by depriving him of food and medications, prohibiting him from leaving his house and taking control over his finances. Christopher Aber is one of two sons of Rooney's wife, Jan Chamberlin. Rooney and his wife, who is not a party to the restraining order, were not in court.
Attorney Michael R. Augustine, who was appointed temporary conservator of Rooney's estate on Feb. 14, filed documents for Thursday's hearing stating that he's met with Rooney twice over the last 10 days and observed that the actor was wearing the same clothes both times and had no money or identification cards in his wallet.
Rooney "believes that Christopher Aber has coerced him into signing documents which resulted in financial detriment," Augustine wrote. Rooney "believes that his assets have been depleted by Christopher Aber and he is fearful that because [he] is gaining steps to regain control over his assets, Christopher Aber will do him bodily harm."