|Manuel Herzer, Sumner Redstone, Sydney Holland|
After kicking Manuela Herzer out of his California mansion in 2015, the 92-year-old Redstone is now demanding she give up her claim to a $3.75 million co-op apartment in the Carlyle Hotel on East 76th Street in Manhattan.
In Tuesday’s lawsuit, Redstone said that he agreed to buy the co-op apartment from National Amusements, the company that controls his stakes in Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., in December 2014 with the intention of leaving it to Herzer after he died.
He said he and the 51-year-old Herzer were listed as joint tenants to avoid probate court proceedings, but he had no intention of giving her the dwelling while he was still alive. Now, he says he doesn’t want her to have it even after he dies. Herzer has refused to give up her rights to the apartment, Redstone said.
Ronald Richards, Herzer’s lawyer, said the complaint is a frivolous that’s probably orchestrated by Shari.
Herzer lived with Redstone from April 2013 until October 2015, for much of that time along with another girlfriend, Sydney Holland. Redstone threw out Holland in August 2015 after he found out she was having a relationship with another man. Herzer was ejected six weeks later, prompting her to file a court petition to have Redstone declared mentally incapacitated.