Mr. Rooney’s parents put him on the vaudeville stage when he was 17 months old,” Augustine said. “Mr. Rooney has had an 88-year career. If Mr. Rooney were to not work, I think we would be attending Mr. Rooney’s funeral in very short order. It’s part of his fiber. He loves it. He is a showman.”
Another urgent reason to get work for Rooney is that he needs money, Augustine said.
“That’s not a secret,” he said. “We brought this matter because bank accounts have been dissipated, money’s disappeared.”
The judge indicated Rooney needed cash to pay a delinquent mortgage.