A doctor mandated by the courts will assess the state of health of Alain Delon, with a view to a possible measure of legal protection requested by the 88-year-old actor, very weakened, and his son Anthony, announced the prosecutor of the Republic of Montargis, Jean-Cédric Gaux, in a press release ensuring that this procedure will not be the subject of “any other communication” , Thursday January 11. The day before, Anthony and Alain Delon’s lawyers sent requests to the prosecutor for the actor to be placed under legal protection “for health reasons” .
For more than a week, the star’s three children have been waging a fratricidal war, through the media and justice, each swearing to want to protect the legend of French cinema, in declining health since a stroke he suffered in 2019. His sons, Anthony, 59, and Alain-Fabien, 29, believe that Alain Delon is manipulated by their sister, Anouchka, 33, who allegedly hid his state of health from them. And would like to bring him back to Switzerland to avoid paying too much tax on the inheritance, accuses Anthony Delon.
Anouchka Delon, for her part, criticizes her brothers for endangering the life of the actor of La Piscine et du Dépard and claims to have wanted to take their father to Switzerland so that he can continue to be treated there. In focus, a possible measure of judicial protection, the system provided by law for adults who are unable to preserve their personal or property interests on their own.
“I am happy to have been heard,” declared to Agence France-Presse M e Laurence Bedossa, who claims to be Alain Delon’s lawyer, which is contested by part of the family, and who had wrote to the prosecutor. “This appointment of an expert doctor will ensure that there is no more [family] interference , to assess the need for a safeguard procedure.” Will this legal measure sign a truce in the war between future heirs, which casts a shadow over the twilight of the icon?
A complaint and a complaint filed against Anouchka Delon
Again Thursday, in Paris Match , Alain-Fabien Delon, the youngest of the siblings, who lives in Douchy (Loiret) with his father, accuses his sister of exercising “control” over their father. And also testifies to the weakening of the actor: “Sometimes he is there, sometimes elsewhere, there are days with it and days without (…) . He realizes, and he forgets, taking refuge in his thoughts. Most of the time, you don’t really know what’s going on in your head. »
Anouchka Delon believes that Alain Delon’s medical care is very insufficient in France, and that his Swiss doctors must be able to examine him again and resume treatments otherwise he will endanger his life. On the legal front, Alain-Fabien Delon filed a complaint on December 22 against Anouchka Delon for “abuse of weakness” to the detriment of their father.
Anthony Delon announced to Paris-Match that he had filed a complaint against her, accusing her of not having informed him of their father’s failure to pass “five cognitive tests” between 2019 and 2022. The exact state of health of Alain Delon, one of the last legends of cinema, remains a family secret. A Swiss citizen since 1999, the man would like, according to his son Anthony, to end his life in his home in Douchy.
Retired from the sets, Alain Delon has only made a few rare public appearances for years, he was seen at the funeral of Jean-Paul Belmondo in September 2021 and has not spoken since his three children fell apart publicly. On Thursday, Brigitte Bardot gave him her support: “It is lamentable mediocrity to tarnish the image of Alain, a sublime icon who represents France with panache! » , she posted on her social networks.