The bizarre series of events surrounding Casey Kasem‘s family and medical condition got even stranger on Sunday, June 1. A Kitsap County, Washington judge allowed Kasem’s oldest daughter Kerri Kasem to visit the radio icon, 82—and to let her father be evaluated by her own physician and hospitalized, if necessary.
After Casey’s wife Jean Kasem had moved him from Santa Monica and kept him hidden from his children in Washington state, Kerri arrived at their Washington home on June 1 with an ambulance.
NBC News reports that Jean, 59, flew into a rage, flinging raw hamburger meat at 41-year-old Kerri and used her phone to videotape her stepdaughter putting Casey into the ambulance.
Jean later told NBC News, “In the name of King David, I threw a piece of raw meat into the street in exchange for my husband to the wild rabid dogs.”
Oddly enough, there was a group of what appeared to be bikers standing outside of Jean’s home, one of whom got up in a police officer’s face as they tried to wheel Casey away.
Since the Friday court ruling that allowed Kerri to hospitalize her father, Jean called a press conference, at which she played a cell phone recording of her husband moaning, claiming it was him protesting the judge’s decision.
“That was just so sad and wrong,” Kerri’s aunt Mary Kasem told NBC News. “We don’t know if that’s him or not. But if it is, he’s probably groaning because he has stage three bed sores, a lung infection, and a bladder infection. For her to put out something like that and claim that is just awful.”
Kerri is Casey’s daughter from his first marriage to Linda Myers. He married former TV actress Jean in 1980 and they share daughter Liberty. He was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2013, which prevents him from speaking.
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