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‘Ferris Bueller’ actress Edie McClurg a victim of elder abuse, family claims


The family of actress Edie McClurg has claimed that she’s a victim of elder abuse.

In court documents seen by The Post, the family of the “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” star — who lives in Los Angeles and suffers from dementia — alleged that she was abused by a person claiming to be a “very long time” friend who reportedly attempted to take her out of California to marry her.

The documents — filed within the Superior Court of California — name the alleged abuser as Michael L. Ramos, who reportedly has been living on the 76-year-old’s LA home since 2017.

In line with the documents, Ramos is unemployed and doesn’t pay rent or any expenses and was in a position to “finagle” his way into McClurg’s life, reportedly attempting to maneuver her out of California so as to marry her despite her dementia diagnosis.

The documents also claim Ramos allegedly “sexually assaulted” McClurg’s current caregiver, with a report filed with the LA Police Department. As well as, the caregiver was “anxious” that Ramos “has or could also be assaulting the Conservatee and that she may not even know that it is going on to her,” in accordance with the court filings.

McClurg and Ramos “have never been involved [in] a romantic relationship,” with the caretaker now concerned he had been sexually abusing the actress.

They reported that he desired to marry her out of state despite knowing she “lacked capability” and was living in her home for “companionship,” which the judge of the conservatorship had allowed.

McClurg is under conservatorship and got protection from a judge — as per the documents — who ordered Ramos that he “may not enter into a sound marriage” with McClurg.

McClurg is under conservatorship and got protection from a judge. Ron Galella Collection via Getty

The lawyer for the conservatorship — which has been in place since 2019 — is now reportedly asking for an order to remove Ramos from the legal arrangement altogether.

McClurg’s family reportedly went to court in 2019 to ask for the legal arrangement, with claims she had been living with a male companion who was verbally abusive and tried to influence the handling of her estate by reportedly getting her to sign documents.

A 2019 neuropsychological evaluation report obtained by The Post said that McClurg “suffers from a progressive, unreversible neurodegenerative disorder.” The report outlined prior instances by which McClurg was allegedly taken advantage of, including by a married contractor who did work on her home and later reportedly “proceeded to live” in her home, claiming to be “her boyfriend.” The contractor’s wife allegedly “began calling the patient and even stalking the patient” before McClurg’s cousin, Angelique Cabral, intervened.

Actress Edie McClurg has allegedly been victimized by a Actress Edie McClurg has allegedly been victimized by a “very long time” friend, in accordance with court documents seen by The Post.CBS via Getty Images

The 76-year-old played secretary Grace in the '80s movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.'The 76-year-old played secretary Grace within the 1986 movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Col

The evaluation also noted that McClurg allegedly was “befriended” by Ramos in 2012 or 2013.

Cabral was appointed her guardian and filed the emergency petition on July 14 to remove Ramos from McClurg’s home.

Ramos filed an objection to the emergency motion together with his declaration, denying assaulting or sexually abusing either McClurg or her caretaker.

McClurg has greater than 200 acting credits and has appeared in iconic movies resembling “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” and done voiceover work in “The Little Mermaid,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Cars” and “The Rugrats Movie.”

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