Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Casey Kasem Family Feud Heats-Up

The war of words in the family drama surrounding ailing radio legend Casey Kasem was renewed Monday in court papers filed by his wife in response to efforts by three of her husband's children by another woman to establish a conservatorship over the 81-year-old deejay known for the national syndicated show "American Top 40," according to patch.com.

Ahead of Tuesday's scheduled probate court hearing, attorneys for Jean Kasem again attacked the motives of her husband's children from his first marriage.

"These children single-handedly and irreparably shattered the lives of their father, his wife and youngest daughter, the calm of their home and their neighborhood by engaging in uncalled for public demonstrations and personal attacks in the media," Jean Kasem's new court papers state.

Kasem has advanced Parkinson's disease, and the feud between his second wife, to whom he has been married since 1980, and his three children from his first marriage has escalated into demonstrations in front of the Kasem home in Holmby Hills, where they have claimed their stepmother has been preventing them from visiting their father.

Jean & Casey Kasem
On Oct. 15, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roy Paul said he would need more information about the situation before taking any action and set Tuesday's hearing date to consider a conservatorship petition by Julie, Kerri and Mike Kasem.

Paul asked for an independent evaluation of the elder Kasem by a physician agreed upon by all parties, as well as a report by a probate investigator.

The siblings sent an email to their stepmother on Oct. 3, seeking information about the doctor caring for their father, but she failed to respond, the petitioners allege.

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