Enchinton Bernal told ABC-7 this past summer that Hemsley never spoke of Thornton. She has declined to comment any further until after the Nov. 9 hearing.

All bios of Hemsley had stated he was an only child raised by his mother. Enchinton Bernal said Hemsley did not meet his father until he was 14-years-old.

Davis' statement also said that Enchinton Bernal claims to have lived with Hemsley for 20 years, but admitted she is married to another man. She said she met Hemsley when he flew in from California to meet her daughter who is a singer, according to Davis' statement.

"Hemsley liked El Paso and stayed ever since," according to Davis' statement.

In an emotional and candid interview with KVIA this summer, Enchinton Bernal said she had lived with Hemsley in El Paso for the past 10 years.

Enchinton Bernal said she and Hemsley were not only partners but also best friends.

She said the pair faced great difficulties together: learning of Hemsley's diagnosis with lung cancer; the illness and incapacitation of their friend who lived with them; and the intrusion of outsiders attempting to lay claim to Hemsley's name.

Enchinton Bernal said Hemsley may have met with Wells once in the past 15 years.

"It's not right," Enchinton Bernal said. "These people are vultures. They have no right to do this to Sherman's memory."

Hemsley was memorialized during this year's Emmy Awards broadcast on ABC.

Hemsley was the star of The Jeffersons sitcom which broadcast for a decade in the 1970s-80s.

The sitcom is regarded as groundbreaking by historians, who say it was the first time in American television where a black family was portrayed as wealthy.