|Casey, Jean Kasem|
That’s one of the shocking “elder abuse” allegations being leveled against the former “Cheers” actress, The National Enquirer has learned.
The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is considering charging Jean, and private investigator Logan Clarke – working on behalf of Casey’s distraught daughter Kerri – confirmed to The Enquirer that the LAPD has turned over the case following an investigation.
The 82-year-old radio legend – former host of “American Top 40” and the voice of Shaggy in “Scooby-Doo” cartoons – had been battling debilitating Lewy body dementia, which has symptoms similar to both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
The Enquirer: “We have statements – and so do the police – from nurses about Jean and the way she allegedly treated her husband. When Jean took Casey out (of the facility), she was told, ‘You cannot disconnect him from his feeding tube – if you do, he will die!’ The tube was surgically implanted in his stomach, so she took the feeding machine.
“They let her take it because it was the only thing that would keep Casey alive!”
Clarke claimed when Jean ran out of the proper food, she bought the liquid nutrition drink Ensure. “Allegedly, Ensure was poured into Casey’s feeding machine,” Clarke claimed. “It broke the machine and then Casey’s colostomy bag apparently began filling up with blood!”
Casey was eventually taken to a hospital in Gig Harbor, Wash., where he passed away on June 15, more than a month after Jean removed him from the California facility.