(INTELLIHUB) — Eighty-eight-year-old astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who’s reportedly the second man to walk on the surface of the moon and return back to Earth alive, is currently engaged in a legal battle with his two children Andrew and Janice, and his former manager Christina Korp who the former moon-walker alleges have slandered his name and misused funds which the astronaut earned during his stellar and legendary career at NASA.
The former NASA employee told Good Morning America on Tuesday that the court battle is “the saddest thing that had ever happened” to him and said that “it didn’t need to come to this.”
Both Andrew, 60, and Janice, 51, filed a petition last month with a Bravard County circuit court in an effort to gain control of their father’s finances and other business affairs after alleging the space traveler suffers from confusion and paranoia brought on by dementia.
However, in June, Aldrin pulled no punches and struck back by filing a lawsuit of his own against his two children and his former manager Christina Korp who Aldrin alleges misused his funds.
“So we just had to not lie over and go to sleep. We had to take a position. It’s really incomprehensible that they would do this,” Aldrin told Good Morning America. “I was hoping that whatever the differences are could be worked out, but it appears as though it wasn’t moving in that direction.”
Aldrin and his lawyer seem confident in the suit and appear to be holding their ground.