As RadarOnline.com was the first to report, comedian Pauly Shore filed a lawsuit against his brother Peter accusing him of elder abuse towards their mother Mitzi. RadarOnline.com spoke to Shore's father who defended Peter and calls the lawsuit just a "family feud."
“No, it’s not true, Peter’s taking care of Mitzi,” Sammy Shore told RadarOnline.com exclusively. Sammy, who recently wrote the book "The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh", founded the Comedy Store in Hollywood- a famed establishment Pauly, Peter, and Mitzi are still sole directors of. “No, I don’t wonder if she’s safe, I know she’s safe.”
Pauly had claimed that Mitzi, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, had been “rendered susceptible to unscrupulous behavior and other undue influence because of her condition.” Per the lawsuit, Pauly says that over the past few years he has become concerned about his older brother's treatment of their mother.
Pauly claims he was "improperly" removed from the Comedy Store's board of directors and that Peter (who is the company's chief executive officer and controls its operations) did not provide various tax returns and monthly cash flow reports over the last thirty six months. The lawsuit asks that Peter be required to provide the Comedy Store's financial reports.
“When there is a family business there’s always gonna be problems,” Sammy explained. “This law suit is just a family feud. It will be over in a few weeks, I’m sure of it.” He believes that the brothers will continue the family business and help the Comedy Store "continue to make people laugh forever."
A rep for Pauly told RadarOnline.com on Monday: "This is a personal family matter that will be handled privately."