Hollywood legend Maureen O’Hara has quit her West Cork retirement home and returned to America after a bitter row with her former aide.
The 92-year-old “Quiet Man” star ignored her fragile health to fly back to the States on Saturday.
She has left Ireland before a High Court case to decide who has power of attorney over control of her affairs after a bitter row with her former assistant Carolyn Murphy.
O’Hara made a brief comment on her fan website when she arrived back in the USA.
The Irish Examiner reports that she told fans she ‘had an excellent flight’ both physically and mentally.
The actress also said she was looking forward to ‘holiday time and family time’ in the States after grandson Conor Beau Fitzsimons accompanied her on her trip.
The statement also said O’Hara had ‘left Ireland with the blessings of her only daughter Bronwyn.’
She returns to America after a torrid year in Ireland when she was forced to deny she was the victim of elder abuse, underwent tests to assess her state of mind, and parted company with a number of long-time advisers and staff.
O’Hara first asked Murphy to manage her affairs seven years ago.
The report says that the foundation later opened its books to defend itself and account for money that had been spent and the vision it had for a proposed $17m legacy centre.
O’Hara’s stepson Chris Blair has said he supports what the foundation is trying to achieve.