Judge Denies Sumner Redstone's Ex's Motion To Depose Viacom/CBS Chairman But OKs Psychiatric Exam
January 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM (PT)
A LOS ANGELES COUNTY Superior Court judge has ordered a psychiatric examination of VIACOM and CBS CORP. Chairman SUMNER REDSTONE in his ex-girlfriend MANUELA HERZER's lawsuit but has denied her motion to force the media mogul to submit to a deposition.
At a hearing on the issue TODAY (1/22), Judge DAVID COWAN denied a motion by the plaintiff's attorneys to depose REDSTONE but decided to allow psychiatrist Dr. STEPHEN L. READ to examine REDSTONE for one hour; COWAN will rule on a motion by REDSTONE's attorneys to dismiss the case in FEBRUARY. At a previous stage, another judge had ruled that there was no urgency to examine REDSTONE at that time.
HERZER is suing after being removed as the 92-year-old REDSTONE's legal agent in favor of VIACOM CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN and ejected from REDSTONE's home on OCTOBER 12th.