Friday, June 24, 2016

As the Sumner Turns

A few months ago, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman was assuring the courts that Sumner Redstone's health was just fine--because that's the position that helped him defeat the lawsuit of Sumner's ex-girlfriend. After the lawsuit was over, Sumner's daughter swooped in (allegedly) and led a full-fledged mutiny of the board of directors at the supposed urging of her father. Suddenly Dauman was out on his ass. Dauman is insisting on an immediate mental health exam of Sumner. From Variety...

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman is pushing for an immediate medical exam of Sumner Redstone, as the two longtime allies continue to battle over control of the entertainment conglomerate. Dauman made a motion to a Massachusetts family and probate judge “because Mr. Redstone’s mental condition is ‘in controversy’ and good cause exists for ordering an examination in light of, among other things, the lack of equivalent alternative evidence of Mr. Redstone’s mental condition.”

I gotta grab some popcorn. This is a doozy.