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Andrew Dalton
AP Entertainment Writer
In this Feb. 3, 2018 file photo, John Singleton arrives at the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The "Boyz N the Hood" director suffered a stroke last week and remains hospitalized, according to a statement from his family on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Los Angeles – The daughter of “Boyz N the Hood” director John Singleton is disputing his mother’s account that he’s in a coma.

Nineteen-year-old Cleopatra Singleton said in a court filing Friday that doctors are still determining Singleton’s condition after an April 17 stroke. She says he is being sedated by doctors, but is responding to stimuli and occasionally smiling.

Cleopatra Singleton says her father’s mother, Shelia Ward, is misrepresenting his condition as she seeks to become his conservator and make medical and financial decisions for him.

Cleopatra Singleton opposes her grandmother becoming conservator, and suggests another family member assume the role.

She says her grandmother has long acted as her son’s business manager, and has mismanaged his affairs.

An email to Ward’s attorney seeking comment Friday was not immediately answered.