Benjamin Keough Struggling with Drugs and Alcohol
Lisa Marie Presley’s son, Benjamin Keough, struggled with booze and medicines and had lately been to rehab, sources told writer Tony Ortega.
Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie, introduced up her household in Scientology earlier than a falling out with its controversial chief, David Miscavige, in 2014. Keough dedicated suicide on Sunday. A buddy of his informed Ortega — who covers all issues Scientology in his weblog the Underground Bunker — that again in Could, Keough “had been speaking about how f - - ked up children get in Scientology.”
He was raised within the faith together with his sister Riley, and their dad, Danny Keough — Presley’s first husband — continues to be within the church.
In the meantime, Presley has been going by way of a bitter divorce from her fourth husband, Michael Lockwood, together with a custody battle over their 11-year-old twins, Finley and Harper.
Talking about Presley, the supply informed Ortega: “Ben was her child. Greater than Riley. Greater than the twins. This shall be past inconceivable for her. I actually fear that it is likely to be an excessive amount of for her.”
One other supply, who was stated to be near Keough as a boy, claimed, “His whole household was formed by Scientology, and [they’re] paying the worth.”
The 27-year-old shot himself in the chest at his mom’s $1.eight million Calabasas, Calif., mansion. Keough reportedly had a longtime girlfriend, Diana Pinto.
One neighbor reportedly stated that Presley was not in the home, they usually had not seen her for weeks, according to the Daily Mail. Members of the Presley household gathered there in a while Sunday.
Reps for the household and Scientology had been unavailable for remark. Presley’s rep beforehand stated in a press release that she was “fully heartbroken, inconsolable and past devastated,” including, “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”