by Mark Gray
Edie McClurg, who famously starred in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and a slew of other films, is being victimized by a man living in her home, the actress’ family claims.
Edie’s family said in court paperwork that a man named Michael L. Ramos claims to be a “long time” friend and was attempting to marry her. The family equates it to elder abuse. As the 76-year-old suffers from dementia, the family believes that she might not even be aware of what’s happening.
Michael, the court documents claim, managed to “finagle” his way into the actress’ life and has been living in her home since 2017. Edie, who is under a conservatorship, has “never been involved [in] a romantic relationship” with Michael, her family insists, but fear that he “has or may be assaulting [Edie] and that she may not even know that it is happening to her.”
Michael has denied assaulting or sexually abusing Edie.
A conservatorship judge has previously allowed Michael to live in Edie’s California house for “companionship.” He is apparently unemployed and doesn’t pay rent or expenses.
Court documents show that the judge ordered that Michael “may not enter into a valid marriage” with the “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” star. Amid the judge’s decision, the lawyer for the conservatorship is now making moves to get him out of Edie’s life altogether.
According to the New York Post, Edie’s family initially sought a conservatorship in 2019 after Michael allegedly “tried to influence the handling of her estate by reportedly getting her to sign documents.”
Edie has more than 200 acting credits and has voiceover work in “The Little Mermaid,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Cars” and “The Rugrats Movie.”