Miller steadfastly maintains that he entered into an agreement in 1969 not to talk about Elvis until a period of 20 years ends, and that the specified 20-year time period begins upon Elvis’s death. As we know the facts, Elvis died on
“This is a copy of a handwritten contract between Elvis Presley and Billy Miller that states the agreement between them and creates a gag order that does not allow Billy Miller to say anything about Elvis or Billy himself until 20 years after Elvis’s death. The original of this document is in Billy Miller's Collection.”
Miller also posted:“We had a contract that required me to keep anything and everything I knew a secret for at least 20 years after his death!”
However, let’s take a closer look at the two documents Elvis and Miller allegedly crafted and signed:
The first document in question is a
The second document is the “contract” between Elvis and Miller outlining a promise that Miller will not speak publicly about Elvis or Elvis’s life until a 20-year period has ended. According to the contract, the 20-year period begins “today,” meaning
Think about it: Miller says that he signed a contract stating that he would remain silent about Elvis's life for 20 years following Elvis's death. But that’s not what the contract says. The contract says that the 20-year silence ends 20 years from the date of the contract, NOT 20 years after Elvis’s death. In fact, nowhere in either document do we see the stipulation that Miller must remain silent for 20 years after Elvis’s death….and this is the crux of Miller’s entire story.
Finally, the contract stipulates that 20 years after Elvis’s death, Miller can use Elvis’s name “as he wishes.” There is no mention of a 20-year silence agreement from the time of Elvis’s death, as Miller repeatedly states.
To recap, Miller says he made a promise to Elvis, outlined in a formal agreement, that he would work for Elvis “until further notice.” Miller also entered into a contract with Elvis in which he agreed to remain silent regarding his knowledge of Elvis’s life until 20 years after the date of the contract, which was
Are we to believe that over the past 37+ years, Miller failed to notice what the contract really states? And that no one involved with Miller's story noticed this glaring problem? (Recall that no one from Miller's camp noticed the problematic date on the Sinatra letter, either.)