Why Was 'Star Trek' Actress Nichelle Nichols Heard Screaming for Help? | Inside Edition

Why Was This 'Star Trek' Actress Heard Screaming for Help?

Nichelle Nichols was heard shouting, "You're trying to get rid of me."

Nichelle Nichols, who gained fame playing Lt. Uhura on "Star Trek," was apparently heard screaming for help during a guardianship fight with her son.

The 86-year-old actress was diagnosed last year with dementia. In a video taken by Gilbert Bell, who claimed to be Nichols' longtime friend and manager, Bell said she is looking over conservator documents filed in court by her son, Kyle Johnson. His petition was granted.

"I'm the boss of me, Gil, he's not the boss of me," she is heard saying in the video, which Bell said was recorded on April 23.

"I didn't give permission to have conservatorship over me. He has no permission to do this," the woman says.

The camera is put down as her son enters the room, according to Bell. "You get your hands off me," she shouts. "You're trying to get rid of me."

A stern-voiced male is heard saying, "Mother, we are going home."

Bell told Inside Edition that Johnson "just charged in, grabbed her walking cane and then pulled her." She fought back and said she wasn't going anywhere.

"No!" she screams.

Bell said he is trying to help his friend. "This is a very dangerous situation," he said. 

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