Tuesday, December 15, 2015

As the Sumner Turns

More legal drama in the case of Sumner Redstone's "ex-girlfriend" trying to oversee his medical care. I'm trying to figure out who the good guy is in this story. Is it the 40-something woman who "dated" the 90-something year old man, or the CEO of Viacom who was put in charge of Redstone's medical care instead (which is, let's face it, really really weird). Its possible there isn't one. From the New York Times...

A former companion of the 92-year-old media mogul Sumner M. Redstone, who is challenging Mr. Redstone’s mental competence, claimed in a legal filing that a declaration provided to the court by the chief executive of Viacom was “riddled with falsehoods.” The declaration stated that Mr. Redstone was “engaged and attentive.”

Mr. Redstone’s former companion, Manuela Herzer, also claimed that Mr. Redstone’s signature had been forged on a November document, providing testimony from a handwriting expert in the more than 200 pages filed on Monday with the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Doggone it. I promised myself I would never feel sorry for this guy (after reading his unbelievably greedy and evil thoughts in his autobiography), but I can't help it. This is pathetic. He has living family you know. And yet his "ex-girlfriend" and his CEO are fighting over his medical care, and you can actually see the vultures on each of their shoulders.