Court Filing: Sumner Redstone Cut Ex-Girlfriend Out Of His Will, Redirected $70 Million Bequest
February 10, 2016 at 4:08 AM (PT)
Documents filed in court TUESDAY (2/9) by attorneys for former VIACOM and CBS CORPORATION Chairman SUMNER REDSTONE indicate that he had his ex-girlfriend MANUELA HERZER removed from his will on the same day he had her removed as his representative from his health care directive.
VARIETY reports that the change in REDSTONE's estate plan in AUGUST 2015 canceled the bequest of $50 million plus his $20 million LOS ANGELES mansion to HERZER, who in a lawsuit is alleging that REDSTONE lacked the mental capacity to change his plans and is demanding reinstatement as the media mogul's representative, and instead leaves the cash and property to his charitable foundation.
A ruling is expected by the end of FEBRUARY on REDSTONE's lawyers' motion to have the suit thrown out.