Washington, 3 May-2014, BILL HUTCHINSON(AFP): Casey Kasem has been taken by ambulance to a hospital in Washington state following an incident between his wife and daughter. Jean Kasem caused a scene outside a Washington home — even throwing raw meat and citing Biblical scripture — when her husband’s daughter arrived with paramedics to take him to the hospital. A Los Angeles judge ruled last month that Kerri Kasem should be in charge of her father’s medical care, and on Friday a Washington judge upheld the ruling.
Casey Kasem Hospitalized After Wife’s Bizarre Raw Hamburger-Throwing Incident
In the latest – and by far most bizarre – episode during a long family battle, Kasem’s wife Jean threw a pound of hamburger meat at Kerri Kasem, his daughter from his first marriage, NBC News reports.
Kerri Kasem arrived with an ambulance at the home where her father is staying on Sunday, but paramedics were not allowed inside. After the authorities were called and arrived at the house, Jean Kasem, 59, threw the meat, NBC reports.
“In the name of King David, I threw a piece of raw meat into the street in exchange for my husband to the wild rabid dogs,” Jean Kasem said, according to NBC.
After the incident, the paramedics were allowed to transport Kasem to the hospital.
Kerri’s spokesman, Danny Deraney, tells The Associated Press that she accompanied her father to the hospital. He didn’t know where the 82-year-old entertainer went.
His condition isn’t known, but Kerri Kasem said in court Friday that her father is suffering from bedsores and lung and bladder infections. She also has said her father has a form of dementia.
Jean had removed the radio icon, 82, from a Santa Monica facility in May and transported him to Washington state without notifying his family. But a Kitsap County, Washington, judge ruled Friday that Kerri could have a doctor of her choosing examine her father. A Los Angeles judge ruled last month that Kerri Kasem should be in charge of her father’s medical care, and on Friday a Washington judge upheld the ruling.
Kerri Kasem testified at a hearing last week that a doctor hired by Jean Kasem revealed her father had developed bed sores and infections in his lungs and bladder while in Washington.
“Kerri was just very, very upset because her dad’s health had declined so much since she … saw him on May 6,” Casey Kasem’s sister, Mary Kasem, of Michigan, told NBC News. “He just went backwards. It broke my heart.”
A message left for Jean Kasem’s representative wasn’t immediately returned.
Casey Kasem and his wife have been staying with friends west of Seattle.