June 4, 2009
Shera Danese Falk
Beverly Hills, California
When Peter Falk, my loving husband of 31 years, became ill shortly
after a surgical procedure, one of my main concerns was to respect
his privacy. However, Peter's adopted and estranged daughter,
Catherine, violated Peter's right to privacy by filing a public
petition in the Los Angeles Superior Court to be Peter's
After an evidentiary hearing, the Court appointed me to act as
Peter's conservator. Thereafter, my representatives and I were
invited to appear on television shows and to speak to numerous news
reporters regarding both the legal disputes and about Peter's
current medical condition.
I, along with my representatives, are now declining all media
invitations because I believe that it is more important than ever to
respect my husband's privacy at this very difficult time.