Graceland is shooting down rumors that Riley Keough changed the locks on Elvis’ famous former home.
This morning, online radar reported on allegations that Priscilla Presley, Elvis Presley’s ex-wife, had been temporarily banned from the property amid legal battles over Lisa Marie Presley’s will.
The report stated that Keough, Lisa Marie Presley’s eldest daughter and sole executor of her estate, recently stopped by the Memphis mansion and changed the locks on the upstairs doors and filing cabinets. Graceland has been open to the public since 1982, but the second floor has remained private and closed to visitors except members of the Presley family.
Graceland representatives spoke with entertainment tonight and denied the rumors.
“These reports are completely false,” the statement said. “The locks at Graceland have not been changed since the passing of Lisa Marie.”
Lisa Marie Presley, who was the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, died in January after going into cardiac arrest. She had helped oversee her father’s estate, a job that has now been passed down through the generations.
In 2016, Lisa Marie Presley amended her will, naming her two eldest children, Riley Keough and son Benjamin Keough, as co-executors. But Benjamin committed suicide in 2020, meaning Riley is now the sole executor of Lisa Marie Presley’s estate, which includes the 17,552-square-foot Graceland mansion and a 15% stake in Elvis Presley Enterprises.
This is where things shake up.
Weeks after Lisa Marie Presley’s death, her mother (and Keough’s grandmother), Priscilla Presley, asked a judge to strike down the 2016 amendment that replaced Presley and Barry Siegel (Lisa Marie’s former manager) as co-trustees of the trust. with Riley and Benjamin Keough. , suggesting that her daughter’s signature may have been forged.
And last week, Lisa Marie Presley’s former partner, guitarist and music producer Michael Lockwood, filed to be appointed guardian ad litem (a court-appointed representative of the child’s best interests) of his twin 14-year-old daughters. , HarperVivienne. Ann Lockwood and Finley Aaron Love Lockwood, amid the family trust fiasco.
Though Keough has remained mum on the feud, Priscilla Presley insists there’s no family riff.
“I loved Elvis as much as he loved me. Lisa is the result of our love. For anyone to think otherwise would be a travesty of family heritage and disrespectful of what Elvis left in his life,” Priscilla Presley, 77, said in a statement to The Times.
“Give us the time we need to work together to figure this out. Ignore ‘the noise,’” she added. “As I have always been there for the Elvis legacy, our family and the fans, I will continue to forge a path forward with respect, honesty, dignity, integrity and love.”