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Jean Kasem, the wife of Casey Kasem, is finally speaking out about his children’s plea to see him. They stood outside his home and protested, claiming she has been refusing them any communication with their sick father.
Kasem’s three children have requested to obtain a conservatorship over their father but Jean is fighting it, saying in her own court documents that she’s taking good care of him.
"I care for him day in and day out and do my best to provide for his care and well-being," she wrote in the documents filed on Tuesday, People reports. "For the most part, he is now bedridden."
Jean also said that allowing her husband to see his kids would be "intolerable and an unpleasant experience for us all, including specifically [for] Casey."
TMZ reports Jean alleges the kids are freeloading off of their father, who has loaned them $100-$150,000 per year for several years. Jean also said she even gave one of the kids $50,000 in July.
The former American Top 40 host has advanced Parkinson's disease. A judge has postponed any decision in the case until Nov. 19, so an investigation can be carried out into Kasem’s health and wellbeing.
The children argue they have a document they signed in 2007 that gave them the right to control his healthcare, but Jean says she signed a document in 2011 that voided the previous one.
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