California Court Suspends Jean Kasem's Power To Determine Casey's Medical Care
May 27, 2014 at 3:36 AM (PT)
CASEY KASEM's wife JEAN "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," reports WRIC-TV. The order also gives KASEM's daughter KERRI the ability to decide whether her father is receiving proper medical care.
JEAN KASEM told KING-TV in an interview 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," adding "My husband is very happy and comfortable in our family and has told me time and time again that he wishes to remain under my care."
KERRI KASEM then released a statement, saying "Why is she trying to block a doctor from seeing my father? If you truly love my father, you will do the right thing and allow him to get proper medical treatment."
WRIC-TV notes KITSAP COUNTY Sheriff's Deputy SCOTT WILSON, "said officers who performed a welfare check MAY 13th on the 82-year-old KASEM found him staying at the home of long-time family friends. JEAN KASEM says they are on a family vacation. KASEM 'appeared to be not in distress'," WILSON said FRIDAY. "He couldn't speak but he appeared to us to be cognizant of what was going on around him and who people were."