Sadly, Cilla's behaviour to me, from years of my observation, she is many steps ahead, in her plans, with everyone around her, that included Curry, who, as we know, introduced her to Elvis (as we know, Curry claimed that Cilla slept with him to obtain access to Elvis, and there was a settled court case).
Elvis (did Cilla fall pregnant, to permanently have some link to Elvis? This is what was said. After marriage, as is written, Cilla played up with two other men, one of whom, the dancer, three months after she gave birth to Lisa. Cilla would have barely finished, well, the womanly stuff after having a baby).
Mike Stone, the second man, whom Cilla wrote about, herself (who Cilla said, Mike Stone now says, was the only man she could feel safe with, to leave Elvis). I think that Cilla had the hots for Mike, she simply wanted him (he was strong, working out, manly, women cannot resist viral, kind, full of humour, wise and manly). Cilla said that Elvis did not sleep with her, and this is why she played up. Well, that is all personal business; however, could it be, as Cilla tricked Elvis, that he was turned off as she tricked him?
One of the Stanley boys (at the time) who Cilla teased sexually to obtain some private things from, then left him. At that time, Cilla used her feminine wiles.
There is a pattern, here.
This is from the gate people at the funeral: Little Lisa was running around, without anyone seeing if she was fine.
It was well known that Lisa was sent away to Switzerland (if memory serves me) to school. What type of loving parent, would do that to a child they love? Seriously? Send your child away after she lost her father?
I read Mike Edward's book, an ex of Cilla's. This would have affected Lisa, terribly:
Mike said that Cilla offered him cocaine that she had in the house (he did not say that she took it). Mike was also unashamedly interested in Lisa, and did a lot of very inappropriate things around her. (Thus, all this terrible roll modelling, which would affect a little girl, who was so young).
Cilla proudly wrote about one-night stand with Richard Gere. What modelling, do we have, again, here?
Cilla joined Scientology - that cult truly mucks people up. When people leave, the cult stresses them, the cult members follow those who leave, they record their every move, stalking them, they threaten to release anything personal about them (the cult knows everything from their cult's "auditing", they know everything possible that is personal, anything sexual, the lot). A little girl was placed into this non-caring world. Those in the cult are taught that their children are already adults, from birth, and should be treated same. So, going on Scientology's teachings, I gather (and I could be wrong) that little Lisa was not nurtured and not loved.
Cilla's "help" at home, left Cilla's employment, so little Lisa, as a little girl, at the time, did not have anyone who loved or cared for her (as was said). Lisa truly loved the couple who left.
All Lisa, said, that she wanted to do, in return, was to heal other people. She appeared to have a lovely husband whom she left for Michael Jackson (and we know the story). Lisa felt that she and Michael were soul mates from the Same Cloth, and she could help him. We know what happened.
Then, this latest husband of Lisa's, with the court cases. Custody battle cases suck the life out of anyone who really loves their children, and Lisa did; of course, it affects children, too.
Ben, Lisa's son, loved his mum, he watched so much unfold, and would know so much. Lisa looks very, very sick and stressed, so, of course, her loving son would be, too.
I am only judging, and explaining what I think, as I think we should have more empathy.
One would have to conclude, that Lisa is a mess because of her mother's (Cilla's) self-interest and lousy, in my view, non-caring, parenting. Lisa appears to be a good mother, for what she knows, better than what was modelled for her; Lisa needs help. Yes, Lisa was spoilt, yes Lisa was left to hang around the LA crowd. Who modelled for her, though? Ben needed help. He was apparently very loving, very sensitive, and killed himself after taking cocaine and booze, after a fight with his girlfriend.
Should they have been living in LA or there abouts?
So many Aussies travel overseas to LA, establish their careers, and come back home, to where people do not brown nose; on the whole, we kindly have our boundaries, and are real. LA is not the place to raise children, from what I gather, it is the place to be "seen".
This is a complete tragedy.
Bottom line - where is the love and giving of the heart? That is the problem.