Marvin Gaye's Adopted Son Ordered Out of Home

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The late Marvin Gaye's adopted son must move out of the soul singer's former Hollywood Hills home, according to court papers.

Trustees for Gaye's widow, 84-year-old Anna Gordy Gaye, wanted the son out of the home to sell it and use the money to to pay for the care of the elderly woman.

Anna Gaye moved from the home in March 2005 because of Gaye III's alleged drug use, the lawsuit stated.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles E. Lee signed the judgment against Gaye III last Friday.

Part of the money from the sale will be used for Gaye III's financial support, according to court papers.

Gaye III's lawyer, Gregg J. Goldfarb, was not immediately available for comment.

Anna Gaye is the oldest sister of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy. She currently lives under 24-hour care in a Westwood condominium and suffers from dementia, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

Gaye III claimed in his court papers that he stopped using drugs and that his mother wanted to live with him at the residence.

Anna Gaye married Marvin Gaye in 1964 and they adopted Gaye III a year later. She filed for divorce in 1975.

Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father in April 1984 at age 44.

The father later pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was placed on probation. He died in 1998.

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