Lisa Marie Presley's Twin Daughters In Protective Custody After "Disturbing" Images Found On Husband's Computer

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Lisa Marie Presley's Twin Daughters In Protective Custody

This is just so sad!

Lisa Marie Presley, the only child of late rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley, and estranged husband Michael Lockwood have both temporarily lost custody of her 8-year-old twin daughters, Finley Aaron Love and Harper Vivienne Ann Lockwood.

After Presley reportedly found disturbing images and videos of children on Lockwood's computer, she claims to have immediately called the information into the Beverly Hills Police Department. Following a raid on their home, the twins were taken into protective custody by the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.


Lisa Marie married fourth husband Lockwood in 2006. The two formally separated in June of 2016. 

According to the Daily Mail, Presley stated that 80 of Lockwood’s devices were seized in the raid, but have yet to be fully analyzed by authorities. The same article goes on to claim that the court documents, filed on behalf of Presley with the Los Angeles Superior Court, also reveal allegations of sexual abuse on the part of Lockwood, though no further details were revealed.

Additionally, Presley declaration states, “My understanding is that Tennessee law enforcement is also conducting an investigation related to the photos and videos that I discovered … I have no idea what else may be on those devices and fear that there are more and worse images and evidence in these un-analyzed devices.”

Further, she says that she's had to hire two nannies to monitor the twins visits with their father.


The documents being cited are part of Presley's response to Lockwood's request that she be ordered to pay him $40,000 per month in spousal support, as well as $100,000 toward his attorney fees.

In 2007, the two entered into a postnuptial agreement which would have prevented Lockwood from receiving any such spousal support. However, last month Lockwood allegedly demanded they tear up the agreement. Given that their marriage lasted just past the 10-year-anniversary mark, their union would qualify as what is known as a "long-term marriage." This means that if the postnuptial is found to be invalid by the court, Lockwood could be eligible to receive "life-time" spousal support (i.e., alimony) from Presley.

Lisa Marie claims that her fortune, once estimated at $300 million, is nearly depleted and that she has significant debt due to financial misappropriation by both Lockwood and her former business manager. She claims to not have stable housing, and has said: 

“I lived briefly with my mother, in treatment, and then with friends rent free … I currently live in the home of my adult daughter Riley Keough and her husband. I do not pay rent or mortgage in that residence, but I do contribute to the household expenses by paying for Riley's housekeeper as well as additional household supplies … In the last year I have not taken vacations or traveled … Since we relocated in California in June I have not traveled out of state. I have not flown in any airplane, much less a private plane, in over 18 months.”

When reached for his response, Lockwood shared the following:

‘I am disgusted that (she) described unproven allegations about me … in a declaration that she filed in this court’s publicly accessible records ... As I experienced during our more than 10-year marriage and as I believe this court will learn (Presley) has great difficulty being honest and she rarely, if ever, accepts personal responsibility for her own wrongdoing ... It is particularly distasteful that (she) has placed more value on trying to damage my reputation than on the fact that her false statements may be brought to our daughters’ attention."

Lockwood added that there are allegations against Presley as well, adding that, "For the time being I will not say anything else about such statements in (Presley’s) declaration other than that the allegations against both of us have not been unproven."

It currently remains unclear why authorities felt the girls should be removed from both parents.

According to TMZ, the photos found by Presley were considering disturbing enough for the twins to be taken from both parents, but when a former high-level employee of DCFS (who requested their identity remain anonymous) was asked for their thoughts on the details of this case, the news elicited more questions than answers.

"Where is she? Tennessee? If they were here [in L.A.] with dad, that makes sense. If she's here ... I don't know why they weren't released to her. Then it would depend on how long it took her to report. If she didn't immediately call the police and they believe she knew or reasonably should've known, then it might make sense. But if she was in Los Angeles and she reported immediately ... Something is missing. DCFS is real careful when removing celebs kids, because they know they will be scrutinized and could possibly be sued. Something isn't adding up."

We sincerely hope this situation is resolved quickly, that no children were harmed and that the girls are holding up as well as possible under what can only be unimaginable confusion.

Our hearts go out to the entire Presley family.