Director's Daughter Denies Her Dad is In a Coma

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The daughter of “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton is challenging his mother's claim that the fillmmaker is in a coma in the wake of suffering a stroke on April 17, according to

Cleopatra Singleton, 19, says in a sworn statement filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday that her father's physicians are continuing to examine him to determine his condition, the celebrity website reported.

Cleopatra Singleton also maintains her father is improving daily, reported.

Cleopatra Singleton alleges her father's mother, Shelia Ward, is abusing her position as the director's personal and business manager, reported. The college sophomore further claims Ward has stated her intention to liquidate her son's assets and leave his children with nothing, reported.

“My father's allowed his mother to stay in that position out of fear and obligation to her as she's bullied and abandoned my father since he was a small child, leaving him emotionally defenseless,” Cleopatra Singleton says, according to

In her conservatorship petition, Ward says her 51-year-old son is unable to properly provide for his personal needs, including feeding and clothing himself.

A hearing on Ward's petition is scheduled for July 9.

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