At 81, legendary DJ Casey Kasem has been robbed of his famous voice by Parkinson’s and he’s in failing health. And it gets worse.
His wife, Jean, has cut off all contact between Casey and the outside world. Her stepchildren–Casey’s kids–have been barred from seeing their father. When they showed up at the house last week demanding to see their father, she locked them outside the gate and called the cops.
Now the kids have filed a petition with Los Angeles Superior Court asking that they get control over Casey’s medical care.
They’re concerned that they’re dealing with a case of caregiver neglect, especially since they say Jean fired their father’s two favourite caretakers. She apparently is refusing to let friends visit, too. This kind of isolation, they say, is a form of elder abuse.
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