A judge Wednesday scheduled a hearing for next month on whether Carol Burnett should get temporary custody of her grandson, whose mother allegedly has substance abuse problems.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Deborah L. Christian set the hearing for Sept. 1 on the request by the 87-year-old comedian and her husband, Brian Miller, to be appointed temporary guardians of 13-year-old Dylan Hamilton-West.
The teen is the son of Burnett’s daughter, Erin Hamilton, and her former husband, Tony West.
Hamilton, a 52-year-old singer, is one of Burnett’s three daughters from her marriage to television producer Joe Hamilton. Their oldest daughter, Carrie, died of cancer in 2002.
“Throughout her adult life, and since Dylan’s birth, Erin has suffered from severe substance abuse and addiction issues,” the petition reads. “In the past 19 years, Erin has been in and out of rehabilitation centers and has been institutionalized a total of eight times for a minimum of 30 days each time.”
On July 15, Hamilton sent Dylan and her adult son multiple text messages threatening suicide, according to the petition, which says she was subsequently placed by the LAPD on a hold for “suicidality and drug use” before being released July 24.
The boy’s father is currently in a treatment center himself and when he is released will not be able to financially support Dylan, according to the petition.