Ailing Casey Kasem’s Kids Take Fight Against Stepmom To Court

by | October 8, 2013 at 8:08 AM | Casey Kasem, TV News

Casey Kasem's children, including Mike and Kerri (seen here with their dad in 2005), are battling their stepmom, Jean Kasem (inset), for access to their ailing father (Photos: Getty Images)

By Nicole Eggenberger

Casey Kasem’s kids are bringing their family feud to court.

The legendary radio host’s children Kerri, Julie and Mike filed for conservatorship on Monday (Oct. 7) in an effort to gain control of their father from stepmom Jean.

Previously: Casey Kasem’s Heartbroken Kids Beg To Visit Ailing Dad

Kasemm 81 — best-known as the long-time host of radio’s “American Top 40″ and the voice of Shaggy on “Scooby-Doo” — is suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease and his kids and family members claim they haven’t been allowed to visit him for several months at his Holmby Hills, Calif., home.

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The kids filed for Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare and a Healthcare Conservatorship over Kasem in Los Angeles Superior Court. They only filed for conservatorship over their father himself and not his estate.

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Watch a “Today Show” report on the battle that is tearing apart Casey Kasem’s family:

Kerri recently told Us Weekly that she and her siblings were planning to file for conservatorship if Jean continued to keep them out of their father’s life. She and her siblings staged a protest outside their father’s home last week, but when that didn’t work, they hired a lawyer to negotiate with Jean.

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“It’s been really difficult, but I am hoping she comes out and says, you know, ‘I’m sorry. Of course you can see your dad,’” Kerri told Us. “But we’ve heard nothing from her. Nothing. So our next step is legal action.”

Kerri and her brother and sister simply want to be able to see their father again. “We love my father and my father loves us,” Kerri said. “We don’t want his money, we don’t want his estate, we don’t want anything from her. All we want is to see our dad … We just want to see our dad and to love him and take care of him before he dies.”

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