|Sumner & Shari Redstone|
As part of the settlement, Herzer has agreed to pay back $3.25 million of the tens of millions of gifts that Mr. Redstone gave her, the people said. The wide-ranging agreement ends all litigation between the two sides, who have been battling in the courts since the fall of 2015, when Mr. Redstone kicked Herzer out of his Beverly Hills mansion, replaced her as his health-care agent and wrote her out of his estate planning.
The burying of this hatchet will likely quiet lingering questions about the legitimacy of the rise to power of Mr. Redstone’s daughter, Shari, who Herzer has alleged has been manipulating her father since 2015 in order to take over his media empire against his will. Ms. Redstone, through her attorneys, has denied the allegations.
For years, Mr. Redstone, 95 years old, has had such difficulty speaking that he has had to communicate with an iPad loaded with snippets of his voice from past interviews, connected to buttons for “yes,” “no” and “f— you.”