Cher Quashes Kidnapping Rumors About Son: ‘Not True’

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Cher has denied the allegations that surfaced last month accusing her of employing four men to abduct her adult son. In a new interview with People, the singer adamantly states: “That rumor is not true.”

The shocking allegation first appeared in divorce documents involving Cher’s son Elijah Blue Allman and his wife, Marie Angela King. They were recently made public as part of the couple’s ongoing divorce case that was first filed by Allman — a year prior to the alleged abduction — in November 2021.

King claims she and Allman had spent 12 days alone together in New York leading up to their wedding anniversary on Nov. 30. They were there to work on their crumbling marriage and she alleges that it was during that trip that the kidnapping occurred.

“I am currently unaware of my husband’s wellbeing or whereabouts. I am very concerned and worried about him,” she writes in the 2022 filing. She also claimed that one of the four men confirmed “they were hired by petitioner’s mother,” adding: “ I have been told that I am not allowed to see or speak to [Allman] who is currently in lockdown at a treatment facility that is undisclosed to me. I am also told [Allman] has no access to his phone.”

According to People, Cher confirmed that this family matter was in relation to her son’s history of drug addiction and offered an additional statement regarding their struggle.

“I’m not suffering from any problem that millions of people in the United States aren’t,” Cher said. “I’m a mother. This is my job — one way or another, to try to help my children. You do anything for your children. Whenever you can help them, you just do it because that’s what being a mother is. But it’s joy, even with heartache — mostly, when you think of your children, you just smile and you love them, and you try to be there for them.”

Allman has publicly discussed his addiction issues before, sharing that he was just a preteen when he first started experimenting with heavy drugs. Since the early 2010s, Allman has been in and out of recovery for his drug abuse, and as his relationship with sobriety has fluctuated, so has his relationship with Cher.

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