Lisa Marie Presley’s estranged husband Michael Lockwood might have an ugly divorce to contend with, but there’s one thing that he doesn’t have to worry about anymore.
Tennessee authorities have concluded their probe into allegations that Lockwood possessed inappropriate pictures of children, and will not face charges in the Volunteer State. For the time being, anyway.
Allegations against Lockwood became public in February, after Presley — the daughter of deceased music legend Elvis Presley — filed legal papers saying that Lockwood “was discovered to have hundreds of inappropriate photos of children and is facing allegations of sexual abuse and neglect.”
The papers stated that the Beverly Hills Police Department executed a search warrant and removed “more than 80” of Lockwood’s devices. In a declaration, Presley stated, “My understanding is that Tennessee law enforcement is also conducting an investigation related to the photos and videos that I discovered.”
While a spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation clarified to TheWrap on Thursday that the agency never opened an official investigation into the matter, he added that the FBI is no longer looking into the matter, and did not determine that a crime had been committed.
“Barring any new potential evidence or information … we have concluded our involvement in this matter,” bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said. “We have not been able to determine a crime occurred in Tennessee.”
Presley and Lockwood were married in January 2006 and have eight-year-old twins, Finley and Harper. In February’s filing, Presley stated that the children “are temporarily under the care of DCFS [Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services] pursuant to dependency court orders.”
Presley’s mother, Priscilla Presley, later stated in a Facebook pot that she was caring for the children.
Presley filed for divorce from Lockwood in June 2016.