The estate of the late King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. filed a lawsuit against a famed resort in an effort to retrieve hundreds of items it loaned out for an exhibit.
The much-hyped "Graceland Presents Elvis" exhibit at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino was being operated by a third-party named 'Exhibit A Circle'. When the resort found out that they were pulling out of their lease early, they seized all the assets from the exhibit.
In the lawsuit, it claims the resort has been holding the memorabilia and valuables hostage to leverage itself in the dispute with Exhibit A Circle and notes that Elvis' estate can no longer monitor the items as the resort has cut the security camera feed.
Elvis' estate is seeking to have the items returned and additional punitive damages against the resort.
Both Westgate and Exhibit A Circle are pointing the finger at each other, stating that the contract was broken by the other party and have drawn up papers in a separate legal dispute with one another.
The famous Vegas resort originally opened in 1969 as 'The International Hotel' and hosted nearly 60 consecutive shows for Elvis Presley. The shows were completely sold out and broke all Vegas attendance records previously held. Elvis lived there for nearly a decade, occupying the main penthouse, room #3000.
Elvis was set to return to one of his first stages in Vegas for the opening of the resort's North Tower, but tragically passed away in August of the year prior.
Watch the video below where the unforgettable singer performs one of his amazing shows at The International Hotel in 1970!
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