Monday, July 9, 2018
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, appeared to have a picture perfect relationship with his son Andy, who accompanied him to the Galápagos Islands for his 80th birthday in 2010. That seems to have all changed as Buzz filed a lawsuit against Andy and his daughter Jan last month alleging fraud, conspiracy, and exploitation of the elderly.
Now at the age of 88, Buzz claims that his mental health is not diminishing. “I’m feeling younger and more energetic really than I have ever been in my life,” he said in an interview on Good Morning America. “There is less confusion and more clarity.”
Andy said he believes a new set of managers wants to take control of Buzz’s space memorabilia, which is controlled by a trust that Buzz and his children set up in 2016. The lawsuit seeks to remove Andy from his role as trustee. Andy also stated that his father has only known his new attorney, Robert Bauer, for a month.
See Marina Koren, Buzz Aldrin's Son Tells His Side of the Story, The Atlantic, July 6, 2018.
Special thanks to Jim Hartnett (Dallas, Texas Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.