Ex-Girlfriend Claims Sumner Redstone's Signature Was Forged On Document
December 16, 2015 at 3:22 AM (PT)
Earlier this month (NET NEWS 12/1), ALL ACCESS reported a LOS ANGELES COUNTY Superior Court judge had denied a former girlfriend's request that VIACOM Chairman SUMNER REDSTONE undergo a mental competency examination. Judge CLIFFORD KLEIN denied the request by MANUELA HERZER, who sued after being removed as REDSTONE's legal agent in favor of VIACOM CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN.
Now, REUTERS reports, "another new lawsuit filed by the ex-girlfriend of SUMNER REDSTONE alleges that his signature was forged on a key document with the suggestion that he is being manipulated in business and personal affairs."
HERZER claims REDSTONE's signature was forged on a document allowing her to remove belongings from his home. She's using that information to insist a medical examination be scheduled before a JANUARY court hearing, and REUTERS notes, "the judge has agreed to hold a new hearing on the issue next MONDAY."
VIACOM CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN replaced HERZER on REDSTONE's healthcare directive last year.