Elvis Presley’s stepbrother has apologised for the “derogatory feedback” he made in a newly launched documentary about the King of Rock and Roll.
Throughout an on-camera interview featured within the Amazon Prime Video sequence Elvis’ Ladies, David Stanley made surprising allegations about the singer.
In accordance with the Irish Mirror, Stanley claimed that Presley had “killed himself” and was “laid low with guilt over his younger lovers”.
He added that Presley’s “style for younger ladies, aged 15 or 16” sickened him, calling it a “miracle” that the musician wasn’t “busted”.
Now, six months after the three-part docuseries’ December 2022 debut, Stanley has expressed regret for his “irresponsible actions”.
“To all of the Elvis Followers and associates that comply with me right here in Fb and past [sic]. I’m sorry for the derogatory feedback I made in a documentary about Elvis that was filmed final yr,” he wrote in an Instagram submit on Monday (26 June).
“There isn’t any excuse for my feedback and I can absolutely perceive why you’d be angered. I like and can at all times love Elvis and being a part of his household,” he continued.
“He’s greater than worthy of the love you could have for him. He liked you. I like you and all I can ask of you is for you to forgive me for my irresponsible actions.”
Stanley’s mom married Presley’s father in 1960 earlier than they divorced 4 years later.
Along with Stanley, the streamer’s documentary consists of unique interviews together with his former lovers and ladies claiming to have been targets of the “Can’t Assist Falling in Love” singers’ alleged predatory behaviour.
The docuseries seeks to uncover “a person who was rather more complicated than the general public notion of the titular American icon. Presley was, at his core, a person who was combating demons, addictions and profound loneliness – one thing the fastidiously curated delusion fails to embrace, till now”, in accordance with its description.
Since Presley’s death in 1977 from a coronary heart assault on the age of 42, quite a few claims have been revealed alleging he pursued relationships with underage ladies.
He met and commenced courting his ex-wife Priscilla when she was 14, and he was 24. In a 1985 function written for People, Priscilla opened up about their relationship, saying: “He molded me into his girl. I wore the garments, coiffure and make-up of his cautious selecting.”
The 2 have been collectively for a complete of 14 years. They finally separated after 4 years of marriage, earlier than finalising their divorce a yr later. Collectively they shared Presley’s solely baby, the late Lisa Marie.
Elvis’ Ladies is presently out now on Prime Video within the UK.