That’s the bombshell charge leveled in the new documentary The Last 24 Hours of Elvis Presley by the late Sonny West, The King’s childhood pal.
Sonny claimed Vernon Presley, who kept a stranglehold on his son’s finances, banished him and others from Elvis’ inner circle after they faced off with the star about being a junkie!
“Elvis was on prescription drugs, so in his mind they weren’t illegal, but he was abusing them,” said Sonny, who died in 2017 at age 78. “[Elvis] told us to stay out of his business.”
But Sonny said the crew persisted and “we were fired on his order by his father!”