DJ Casey Kasem's wife pelts his daughter with raw meat

DJ Casey Kasem's wife pelts his daughter with raw meat
US radio legend Casey Kasem.

US radio legend Casey Kasem's daughter Kerri arrived with an ambulance to take her father to a hospital on Sunday Instead, she had a pound of raw hamburger meat thrown at her by Kasem's wife, Jean.

The incident comes just two days after a Washington state judge granted Kerri, 41, permission to visit her 82-year-old ailing dad.

His children have been involved in a legal tussle with their stepmother Jean Kasem over visitation and care-taking for the radio personality. His son Mike Kasem is a DJ in Singapore.

Kitsap County Judge Jennifer Forbes ruled on Friday that Kerri be allowed to visit her father for an hour each day, beginning last Friday afternoon, Reuters reported.

Jean, 59, became irate on Sunday when Kerri showed up with an ambulance to take her father to a hospital.

She yelled at Kerri as police officers watched the drama unfold, reported NY Daily 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," Jean told NBC News, citing Biblical scripture.

IN CHARGE OF CARE

A Los Angeles judge ruled last month that Kerri should be in charge of her father's medical care, and on Friday, the Washington judge upheld the ruling.

Kerri testified at a hearing two weeks ago that a doctor hired by Jean revealed that Casey had developed bed sores, and infections in his lungs and bladder while in Washington.

"Kerri was just very, very upset because her dad's health had declined so much since she ... saw him on May 6," Casey's sister, Mary, of Michigan, told NBC News.

"He just went backwards. It broke my heart."

Casey suffers from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia.

On Sunday, he was wheeled on a stretcher from a home where he has been staying in Washington, to a waiting ambulance, according to NBC News.

Jean, who married the broadcaster in 1980, had argued that the courts were trying to "rip him away from his family".

"He wanted to go out strong ... he wanted to leave beautiful memories," she said. "That's all gone."

Further proceedings are scheduled later this month in the legal battle over care of Casey, who is best known for his weekly top 40 countdown show and for being the voice of Shaggy on the "Scooby-Doo" cartoons. 


This article was first published on June 03, 2014.
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