The legendary "American Top 40" host is suffering from Lewy Body dementia, and Jean Kasem claimed the audio she played from her cell phone reveals he is upset about the judge's ruling. The 82-year-old Casey Kasem cannot speak or move on his own and is fed through a tube in his stomach.
"He's crying, he's a man of very few tears," Jean Kasem said.
Claiming that the courts are trying to "rip him away from his family," Jean Kasem called her husband an "American treasure" and added, "He wanted to go out strong…he wanted to leave beautiful memories. That was all gone today."
On Friday, minutes before visiting her father for the first time, Kerri Kasem and her siblings issued a statement saying they "are again devastated by Jean’s poor judgment."
"In court today, Jean Kasem claimed to be concerned about the privacy of her family," the statement said. "Hours later, Jean publicly disseminated an audio tape that purports to be Casey Kasem in anguish. This invasion of family privacy is disgusting and reprehensible. Jean is intentionally causing her husband pain by adding further stress which is the worst thing you can do for anybody suffering from dementia."
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