Dauman, Abrams Move For 'Immediate' Mental Evaluation Of Sumner Redstone
June 24, 2016 at 4:40 AM (PT)
In the latest maneuver in the ongoing VIACOM corporate drama, CEO PHILIPPE DAUMAN and director GEORGE ABRAMS have asked a MASSACHUSETTS court to order an immediate mental examination of controlling shareholder SUMNER REDSTONE.
The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that DAUMAN and ABRAMS, whose suit in MASSACHUSETTS is contesting their removal from the board of REDSTONE's trust and NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS, his holding company through which he owns the controlling interest in VIACOM, filed their motion THURSDAY (6/24); a hearing is set for JUNE 30th.
The motion also asks for the last six years of REDSTONE's medical records related to his mental state. REDSTONE has moved to dismiss the case; the issue of REDSTONE's capacity to make decisions for the company is also a central factor in the dueling lawsuits in DELAWARE Chancery Court over the removal of five directors, including DAUMAN and ABRAMS, from VIACOM's board.