A judge on Wednesday expanded the the powers of Casey Kasem’s daughter, Kerri Kasem, to look into the ailing entertainer’s health.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered Kasem’s wife, Jean Kasem to comply with court orders to allow doctors to check on him and allow Kerri to see her father, according to the media reports. She was also ordered to surrender the entertainer’s passport to Kerri Kasem.
“We are happy with the decision the court made today,” a representative for the Kasem family told TheWrap. “Now Kerri and family can focus on bringing their father back home, where he can get the proper care and support that he needs.”
Tuesday’s court action is the latest legal salvo in the battle between Kasem’s wife and children over custody of the 82-year-old entertainer. Kerri Kasem filed a missing persons report last week after Craig Marcus, an attorney representing Jean Kasem, told Murphy that the entertainer’s whereabouts were unknown. Casey Kasem was reportedly found hours later at a resort in Washington state.
Kasem suffers from Lewy Body Disease, a form of dementia that is similar to Parkinson’s Disease, a representative for the Kasem family told TheWrap.