Casey Kasem's Wife Jean Kasem Ordered to Appear in Court Over Ailing Star's Care

Celebrity News May. 29, 2014 AT 9:35AM
Jean and Casey Kasem Jean Kasem has been ordered to appear in court in the ongoing dispute over her husband Casey Kasem's health care Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

It is a complicated time for Casey Kasem. The famed radio personality has been battling health problems and the authority of his care has become a very public issue. 

Kasem, 82, is currently in Washington state with his wife Jean Kasem, whose care for him is being questioned by his children. 

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Authorities are now looking into the matter, as Jean was served papers on Wednesday afternoon, May 28, to appear in court in Washington's Kitsap county. According to the local NBC affiliate KING 5, Jean was given the notice in the parking lot of Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale, Wash. 

Kasem's wife is reportedly required to appear in court on Friday, May 30, by 9 a.m. If she does not show up, she could face arrest. 

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The DJ's daughter Kerri Kasem has been the most vocal of the children in the ongoing dispute over their father's care. Earlier this month, there was an investigation into Kasem's whereabouts when he was removed from a medical center in California without notice. 

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He was later located in Washington state, where Kerri has obtained a visitation bill to be able to see her father. She is currently working to obtain control over her father's health decisions in an effort for his children to be able to decide his "proper care."

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