Gary Coleman Filed Restraining Order Against Ex-Wife Shannon Price

While Gary Coleman‘s ashes remain in storage, new information has come to light regarding his stormy relationship with ex-wife Shannon Price. Price and Coleman’s former girlfriend, Anna Gray, are currently battling over who should be given power over Coleman’s estate and remains.

Gary Coleman (Photo: Daniel McConnell - Wikimedia Commons)
Gary Coleman (Photo: Daniel McConnell - Wikimedia Commons)

Previously sealed court documents reveal that Gary Coleman tried to file a restraining order against ex-wife Shannon Price just three months before his tragic death. The former Diff’rent Strokes actor claimed Price trespassed in his home while he was in the hospital following heart surgery.

“I am concerned that irreplaceable memorabilia, irreplaceable model trains, irreplaceable items of personal property will be stolen, damaged or destroyed,” Coleman wrote in the court documents, dated Feb. 19, 2010. “[Price] has shown a tendency to damage, destroy and steal my property and I believe she will continue to do so in my absence and while she is trespassing in my home.”

“He was in poor health and he had been told while he was in the hospital that she was sort of looting the house and he wanted it stopped,” Coleman’s former attorney, Randy Kester, said in a press statement. “He had reached a point where he didn’t want to have any contact with her and he wanted her to stop taking his things.”

The restraining order reportedly never actually got to Shannon Price and after six weeks or so, the two were having an on and off relationship once more, Kester said.

Gary Coleman was cremated on June 17 and his ashes are currently being taken care of by a court-appointed attorney. Shannon Price and Coleman’s ex-girlfriend Anna Gray are still fighting over who is the real heir to the late actor’s estate. Gray is named as the primary benificiary in a 2005 will, but Price claims she was still Coleman’s common-law wife despite their official divorce.

Randy Kester is now representing Gray in the court battle between the two.

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