Casey Kasem’s wife Jean is under criminal investigation by the Santa Monica Police Department for alleged elder abuse, according to a report by TMZ.
Casey’s daughter Kerri contacted the authorities and claimed that the life-threatening bedsore Casey is suffering from was caused by Jean taking the radio legend out of a care facility and moving him around from state to state.
According to the report, Kerri has medical documents that show the injury was inflicted during the trip and later became infected and “ultimately life-threatening.”
Kasem is currently near death, resting in hospice care and his children were given the go-ahead from a judge this week to take him off life support when the time comes.
“Transitioning our father’s treatment to comfort-oriented care was one of the hardest decisions we’ve ever had to make,” Kerri said in a statement. “For the last 11 days, our father has been surrounded day and night by love and care by his daughters Kerri and Julie, his son Mike, his brother Mouner and sister-in-law Mary, and his dear friend Gonzalo Venecia. We continue to hope that Jean and [half-sister] Liberty will come join his family during this time.”
Jean and Kasem’s children have fought over custody of Casey for months. He finally was moved to a hospital on June 1.