John Singleton‘s daughter, Cleopatra, is firing back at her grandmother for claiming the famed director is in a coma.
Cleopatra wrote a letter opposing Shelia Ward’s request to be named temporary conservator of Singleton and his estate after he suffered a stroke last week, in court documents obtained by PEOPLE.
The college sophomore claims Ward is “misrepresenting his condition,” writing, “My father is not in a coma,” while claiming her family met with his doctor to discuss the director’s condition.
“Although they do not have a concrete diagnosis, my dad is progressing every day and in that meeting [with] the doctor [said] that he could be out of the ICU in 5 days,” Cleopatra wrote.
She continued, “My father is breathing on his own. He is only medically sedated to keep his blood pressure low and allow the vessels in his brain to heal.”
Cleopatra suggested her grandfather, Danny Singleton, or older brother Maasai Singleton, as possible conservators, claiming Ward has “abused” her position as the director’s manager.