The three oldest children of former "American Top 40" host Casey Kasem filed for a conservatorship over the radio icon, who is suffering from Parkinson's disease, according to court papers obtained today.
The children -- Kerri, Mike and Julie -- have been battling with Kasem's
wife, Jean, over their father's care and contend their stepmother has
prevented them from even visiting him.
Recent events associated with the dispute includes protests organized by the Kasem children outside Jean and Casey's Holmby Hills home.
According to the papers filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Kasem "may have early onset Parkinson's dementia."
Kasem, 81, "has been isolated from his daughters, friends and other family by Mrs. Kasem," according to the court document, which contends that the siblings sent an email to Jean Kasem on Thursday seeking information about the doctor caring for him, but she failed to respond.
The court papers call for Kasem's daughter Julie and her husband Jamil Aboulhosn, a cardiologist and associate professor at UCLA Medical School, to be appointed conservators of Kasem.
A hearing on the request was tentatively set for Nov. 19.