Wayne Newton was back in court today.
The battle continues for the beloved Las Vegas entertainer and legendary icon to remain in his longtime home.
His home is the sprawling estate called Casa de Shenandoah.
Newton, along with his wife Kathleen and his mother are being faced with eviction.
It stems from a deal that Newton entered into with his his estranged business partner, Steven Kennedy.
Kennedy’s company that he controls, CSD purchased the home in 201o for nearly 20 million dollars.
The concept was supposed to be to turn Casa de Shenandoah into a major attraction and it was going to be named, “Graceland West”
Wayne Newton has faced financial and legal problems in the past and are Kennedy team is saying that the when they agreed to sell the property, they never intended to cooperate with the development plans for the property.
Newton’s team claim that Wayne Newton and family would be permitted to remain on the estate and that it was part of the added attraction tot he development.
The lawsuit seeks to have the Newton family immediately vacate their lavish estate, Casa de Shenandoah, and allow the $50 million project honoring the Las Vegas legend’s music career to move forward. Construction plans for the museum called for an exhibition space, theater, zoo, visitors’ center and other attractions.
On Tuesday, the judge in the case denied a motion by CSD LLC to move the horses from the estate. CSD says it can’t afford to continue paying the $37,000 monthly cost to care for the herd while the planned attraction “languishes in an unfinished state.”
For now the horses stay
Court resumed on Wednesday and it is said that Mrs. Kathleen Newton, the wife of Wayne Newton spend a considerable amount of time on the stand testifying.
The trial is expected to continue for the rest of the week.