A new report from local news station CBS46 in Atlanta reports having obtained video and audio of Star Trek star Nichelle Nichols “screaming for her life” at the center of a battle over legal control of her decision-making powers and estate. The legal battle began when the 86-year-old Nichols was reportedly diagnosed with dementia. Her son, Kyle Johnson, filed for legal guardianship over her, but handlers and friends insist that he does not have Nichols’s best interests at heart. Gilbert Bell, claiming to be a long-time friend and Nichols’s manager, offered a video that he claims shows Nichols looking at the legal documents filed by her son for the first time.
“I’m the boss of me Gill, he’s not the boss of me,” Nichols says. Then, after the camera is put down, she can be heard saying, “I didn’t give permission to have conservatorship over me. I didn’t know what he was doing.”
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