Mental Health Exam Ordered for Viacom/CBS’ Redstone

By on Jan, 23 2016 with Comments 0

Sumner RedstoneA Los Angeles judge has ordered Viacom and CBS Chair Summer Redstone to undergo a mental exam.

It’s the latest twist in the continuing legal battle over the 92-year-old’s mental competence.

Redstone’s former companion, Manuela Herzer, filed suit in November describing Redstone as a “living ghost.”

Redstone’s attorneys call the suit baseless and are trying to get the legal action dismissed.

The medical examination is expected to occur in the next 10 days. A hearing on the motion to dismiss has been pushed to Feb. 29.

We reported recently new regulatory filings show Redstone now has a diminished role at Viacom and his executive compensation was cut 85% in 2015 to $2M, down from $13M in 2014.

About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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