Kasem suffers from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia, and
his children have been involved in a legal tussle with their
stepmother, Jean Kasem, over visitation and caretaking for the
Deraney said Friday's visit would mark the first time father and
daughter had seen each other since she and her sister filed
court papers earlier this month saying they did not know his
Several days later, sheriff's deputies in Kitsap County located
the former DJ and his wife Jean. A Los Angeles Superior Court
judge subsequently ruled that Kerri Kasem could travel to
Washington state and make medical decisions on his behalf.
A Los Angeles-based attorney for Jean Kasem declined to comment
on Friday's court action.
Further proceedings are scheduled for late June in the legal
battle over care of Kasem, best known for his weekly top 40
countdown show and for being the voice of Shaggy on the
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)
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