Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols is reportedly heard screaming for help with a recording during a custody battle with her son.
The 86-year-old, who praised Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the science-fiction show of the 1960s, would have said to shout: & get your hands off me & # 39; after you would have discovered that her son was trying to take control of her estate. .
Allegedly she has fought dementia in recent years and has had other health problems, including in 2015 when Nichols suffered a minor stroke.
Gilbert Bell, a friend of Nichols, is said to have handed the video and audio to a television station in Atlanta, where the star allegedly discusses her son's bid to get custody of her, according to WGCL TV.
Nichelle Nichols at the Star Trek: Discovery TV show premiere, Arrivals, in Los Angeles in 2017
Nichelle Nichols is best known for her role as lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the hit sci-fi show Star Trek in the 1960s
A voice that said that Nichols hears at some point saying: "You keep your hands off me, I'm not going home. You're trying to get rid of me. I'm the boss of me, Gil. He's not the boss of me. & # 39;
The voice is then heard and says: & # 39; I have not given permission to be a curator over me because I did not know what he was doing. & # 39;
A man's voice, said to be her son's, then when he entered the room said: "Mother, mother, we are going home now."
Then it is claimed that they have recorded shouts, & # 39; give me my stick, no, no, no & # 39 ;.
Nichols added: & # 39; he is not in charge of me & # 39; because she was shown legal documents with details about her son's attempts to gain control of her estate for the first time.
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk shared the first interracial TV kiss in the classic sci-fi series
Nichols became an icon for her role as Uhura and was convinced by Martin Luther King to stay on the show
Detectives from the Los Angeles police station visited Nichols' house and interviewed her and her son on Tuesday evening, according to reports.
The video is said to have been recorded on 23 April.
In May last year, Nichols' son, Kyle Johnson, said his mother is being abused by & # 39; certain individuals & # 39 ;.
He filed a paper trial in court, claiming she has dementia, causing short-term memory loss and & # 39; affecting her executive performance & # 39 ;.
The 66-year-old, who is her only child, said his mother's condition makes her & # 39; susceptible to undue influence & # 39 ;.
Johnson's lawyer, Jeffrey Marvan, told the judge that he was involved. Nichols manager, Gilbert Bell, had done one of her two properties for himself.
He also said that $ 259,000 in funds from Star Trek conventions had disappeared from Nichols' account in 2015.
In August last year, Nichols claimed that her son tried to stop her from working and attending Star Trek conventions years before she fell ill.
Nichols attends the 17th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino in August 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
The cast for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country & in 39) (l-r) Walter Koenig, George Takei, Deforest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, William Shatner, James Doohan who died in July 2005 and Leonard Nimoy
She was placed among four temporary curators in May 2018 after her son told a court that she was suffering from severe memory loss.
Her friend, producer Angelique Fawcette, then released a video of Daily Star, taken in 2013, from the star and expressed her frustration with her son's attempts to stop her form work.
Nichols such as Uhura and William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk exchanged the first TV interracial kiss during the classic series in 1968 – just one year after the US interracial marriage was legalized.
A season earlier, Nichols was convinced to stay in the series after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. praised her for helping break racist stereotypes with her portrayal of Uhura.
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