John Amos again shuts down neglect allegations, this time amid LAPD investigation

Nardine Saad and Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES — The daughter of TV star John Amos is still issuing a dueling claim about the care of her father and an investigation into those allegations has been opened by the Los Angeles Police Department.

However, the 84-year-old star of “Good Times” and the seminal “Roots” miniseries has denied recent reports and allegations made by daughter Shannon Amos, who has for months accused her brother Kelly “K.C.” Amos of neglect and not providing proper care for their father — claims that father and son have disagreed with.

Through his longtime spokesperson, the actor told The Times on Monday that he is “feeling well and working diligently on various projects,” including a docuseries that he and his son are producing, as well as a music release.

“I’d like to add that everywhere we go together, people refer to my son K.C. as my twin. I’m proud of him for who he is as a person: a caring, thoughtful human being who respects me and I him,” said the statement, which was first obtained by People.

“Now, I will say this for now: This story about neglect is false and unmerited,” the statement continued. “The real truth will come out soon and you will hear it from me. Believe it.”

On Monday, the LAPD confirmed to The Times that an elder abuse report was generated on Feb. 8, and that there was an “open and ongoing investigation” into the matter.


K.C. and Shannon Amos are the “Coming to America” actor’s children with ex-wife Noel J. Mickelson. Last summer, Shannon Amos claimed on Instagram that John Amos was “a victim of elder abuse and financial exploitation” and said that her father was in the hospital, his life “hanging by a thread” — a claim John Amos has repeatedly denied. According to the actor’s longtime publicist, John Amos was hospitalized at the time but was recovering after doctors successfully drained some fluid from his lower body.

Shannon Amos also alleged that her brother no longer had the authority to make medical decisions for their father. She issued a press release defending herself and speaking out against her brother as the Custer County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado continued to investigate allegations of elder abuse.

Then, K.C. Amos posted a TikTok of his father saying that before entering the hospital, he “had some ongoing issues” with his daughter who he felt “has taken advantage of me.”

“She’s the one that I would attribute my elderly abuse to,” he added.


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