Mickey Rooney "is effectively a prisoner in his own home," according to a court filing accusing his stepson of verbally abusing the 90-year-old actor and withholding food and medicine. A judge granted Rooney a temporary restraining order against Chris Aber on Monday, ordering Aber to stay 100 yards away from Rooney and his home at least until a Feb. 24 hearing. Court documents claim Aber "threatens, intimidates, bullies, and harasses Mickey," forces him to make certain appearances, and meddles in his financial affairs, the AP reports.
"All I want to do is live a peaceful life, to regain my life and be happy," Rooney wrote in a statement. "I pray to God each day to protect us, help us endure, and guide those other senior citizens who are also suffering."