‘Ferris Bueller’ Actor Edie McClurg and Caregiver Abused by a ‘Friend,’ Says Cousin

Edie McClurg attends the American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Actor Edie McClurg, who lives with dementia, is alleged to have been abused by an ‘old friend’, says her conservator cousin. (Paul A. Hebert / Invision)

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” actor Edie McClurg and her carer were allegedly assaulted by a man who claimed to be the former’s “old friend”, according to legal documents obtained by The Times.

In July, Life in Pieces actor Angelique Cabral accused Michael L. Ramos, who was allowed to live as her companion at McClurg’s home, of abusing her cousin and an employee of the JFS Care home health service. McClurg lives with dementia.

The court initially allowed Ramos to stay at McClurg’s residence because it believed “he would offer her company.” However, Cabral, who is the conservator of McClurg’s estate, “has been suspicious of Mr Ramos’ motivations from the start when she saw him integrate into the conservator’s life as she battled dementia,” the ex parte said. petition, which was filed on July 15.

According to the documents, Ramos was “able to make his way” to McClurg’s residence. Cabral accused Ramos of nearly getting McClurg out of California to marry her before the courts prevented it. McClurg and Ramos “have never been involved in a romantic relationship,” according to the petition.

Cabral also said a JFS carer who cares for McClurg had “reported both verbally and in writing that she had been sexually assaulted on more than one occasion by Mr Ramos at the Conservatee’s home.” The janitor has since filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department and has video evidence of Ramos’ actions, the filing said.

In addition, the JFS employee told Cabral that she was concerned that Ramos “has or could attack the Conservatee and she may not even know this is happening to her.”

Cabral hired guards but did not order them to bar Ramos from entering the house at the time the petition was filed. Less than a week after the petition was filed, on July 25, Cabral filed a statement requesting a “Protected Temporary Restraining Order” against Ramos.

“Mr. Ramos was and is currently endangering (on a daily basis) the health, well-being and safety of the conservator, and any other caregivers who stay with her in the conservator’s home for that matter,” the document read. said.

Cabral also requested that the Court hold a hearing on August 15 at the earliest.

McClurg is best known for her work as Grace in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Her additional credits include “Frozen”, “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Carrie”. In February 2019, the actor’s family applied for a conservatory due to McClurg’s dementia.

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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