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Uglier Than Anyone Knew: Lisa Marie & Ex BOTH Investigated For Sexual Abuse

lisa marie presley abuse claims daughter michael lockwood divorce battle
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Jan. 14 2019, Updated 4:58 p.m. ET

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It was worse than anyone knew.

Lisa Marie Presley used her own children as "bait" by trying to capture her ex on camera abusing them, her former husband Michael Lockwood claimed in shocking court documents exclusively uncovered by

As part of a 2016 child services investigation, Lockwood also alleged his wife coached the girls to say he had touched them inappropriately. In interviews, the case social worker claimed both girls "had said their father touched them," but also noted their mother "was trying to get them to say father had done so." In another interview, both children denied he had ever touched them.

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But Presley insisted to have found "disturbing photos" of their now 10-year-old twin daughters on her ex's computer. A social worker described the "most disturbing" pictures, which included photographs of the girls in the bathtub. According to the documents, it later emerged that Presley was in the bathroom when most of the photos were taken.

The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services filed a case on July 7, 2016 which investigated both Presley and Michael Lockwood for alleged sex abuse and domestic violence — and Presley for substance abuse.

According to the court documents, Presley's behavior threatened to leave their daughters "at serious risk of physical harm."

But in court, both parents denied ever abusing their daughters, and the investigation was dismissed in 2017 due to lack of evidence. No criminal charges have ever been brought against either parent.

When contacted by, Lockwood maintained he has never acted inappropriately around his children, while a source close to Presley noted she has been sober for two years.

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Years later, the nasty divorce between Presley and Lockwood still continues.

The former couple is still fighting over custody of the twins, who were recently ordered to undergo mental health evaluations as part of the case.

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