“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” actor Edie McClurg and her handler were allegedly victimized by a man who claimed to be a “longtime friend” of her ex, according to legal documents obtained by The Times.
In July, “Life in Pieces” actor Angelique Cabral accused Michael L. Ramos, who was allowed to live in McClurg’s home as her companion, of taking advantage of her cousin and a JFS Care home health worker. McClurg has dementia.
The court initially allowed Ramos to stay at McClurg’s residence because it believed “he would provide her with companionship.” But Cabral, who is the custodian of McClurg’s estate, “was suspicious of Mr. Ramos’ motives from the beginning as she watched him integrate into the conservator’s life while she battled dementia,” according to the ex parte petition, which was filed July 15.
According to the documents, Ramos “managed to gain access” to McClurg’s residence. Cabral accused Ramos of nearly taking McClurg out of California to marry her before the court stopped it. McClurg and Ramos “have never been involved in a romantic relationship,” the petition said.
Cabral also said that the JFS guardian who tended to McClurg “provided both verbal and written reports that Mr. Ramos sexually assaulted her at the conservator’s home on more than one occasion.” The supervisor has since filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department and has video footage of Ramos’ actions, the affidavit said.
Additionally, Cabral, a JFS employee, said she was concerned that Ramos “has attacked or may attack a conservative and that she may not even know it’s happening to her.”
Cabral had hired security guards but had not yet instructed them to prevent Ramos from entering the home at the time the petition was filed. On July 25, less than a week after the petition was filed, Cabral filed an affidavit requesting a “Protected Elder Temporary Restraint” against Ramos.
“Mr. Ramos posed and is currently (daily) endangering the health, well-being and safety of the conservator and all other caregivers staying with her in the conservator’s home,” the document states.
Cabral also requested that the Court set the hearing for August 15 at the earliest.
McClurg is best known for her work as Grace in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Her additional credits include Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and Carrie, among many others. in 2019 February the actor’s family filed a conservatorship request due to McClurg’s dementia.