Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Red(stone) With Jealous Rage

"Sumner Redstone Revoked $70 Million Bequest to Former Companion" by Emily Steel New York Times  February 11, 2016

NEW YORK — The 92-year-old media mogul Sumner M. Redstone planned to leave his former companion Manuela Herzer $50 million and his Beverly Park mansion in Los Angeles that is worth about $20 million, but that was before he removed her from his estate plan in October, according to court documents filed Tuesday by his lawyers.

Those assets now are designated to go to Redstone’s charitable foundation after his death, the documents show.

Redstone changed his estate plan on the same day he removed Herzer from an advance health care directive that would have put her in charge of his health decisions. In November, Herzer filed a lawsuit, claiming that Redstone lacked the mental capacity to remove her from the health directive.

The legal dispute is personal, but the outcome of the lawsuit, including any finding about Redstone’s mental competence, could have implications for his controlling stake in Viacom and CBS.

Redstone’s lawyers have called the lawsuit meritless and have said that Herzer, a former romantic partner, was after his money....

Time to turn the channel.


I think she needs to submit to a p$ychological evaluation and re$ign herself to the fact that she ain't getting $h...

UPDATE: Redstone competency case allowed to continue


Sumner Redstone’s lawyers said to be in talks to settle competency case

Sumner Redstone, 92, replaces health care agent with his daughter

Redstone’s lawyers said to reach deal with ex-girlfriend

I gue$$ she got what she wanted.

Further update: Deal hit a snag.