Casey Kasem's wife stripped of guardianship of the ailing radio star - 2014-05-24
The wife of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem was served Friday with a California court order that temporarily suspends her powers to determine her husband's medical care amid concerns about his health and welfare.
The order Kitsap County sheriff's deputies said they delivered also expands daughter Kerri Kasem's authority to determine whether her father, who's now in Washington state, is receiving adequate medical care.
Wife Jean Kasem said in an interview aired Friday evening that her husband is getting the best possible care and she is 'not going to allow anybody to shred (her) family on unfounded facts and malicious accusations' of elder abuse.
In a video statement provided to King5.com, Jean Kasem says her step-daughter Kerri's legal maneuverings to gain control over her father are motivated by nothing more than money.
She says that the rift Kasem has with his daughter from another marriage is based on her participation in the Church of Scientology.