Less than a week after alleging that their stepmother, Jean Kasem, won’t allow them access to their ailing father, the radio icon’s daughter Julie, 38, has filed for a conservatorship that would put her in charge of her dad’s health care, according to court documents obtained by E! News.
Juile’s sister, Kerri, 41, told Los Angeles’ ABC 7 News last week that the 81-year-old Kasem is battling Parkinson’s disease and they haven’t seen him in months.
“Unfortunately the disease may be killing his body but it doesn’t need to kill his spirit and his soul,” Julie said Thursday on Today. “I don’t want any of his money. I don’t want his estate. I don’t want anything. I simply want to see my father on a regular basis, give him a hug, hold his hand, give him a massage, put a smile on his face. It’s that simple.”
Kerri said last week that she, Julie and brother Michael have tried to contact their dad but Jean won’t let their father take his calls and has told them to go away when they’ve shown up and knocked on the door of the couple’s Holmby Hills home.
“We don’t know where to go and hopefully we will see and love our brother and our dad and our good friend again,” the legendary American Top 40 host’s brother Mouner Kasem also told Today.
Kerri, Julie and Michael are Kasem’s children from his first marriage, to Linda Myers. He married Jean in 1980 and they welcomed daughter Liberty in 1990.
There has been no word from Jean Kasem regarding the accusations.
A hearing on Julie’s petition is scheduled for 10/15. In her filing, Julie states that her father will be unable to attend the hearing himself because of his medical condition and that he is currently bedridden and requires the assistance of a wheelchair to move small distances.