A Casey Kasem feud has erupted. On Oct. 1, TMZ reported that Kasem, 81, is sick with advanced Parkinson's. His wife, Jean, will not allow his kids, Kerri, Julie and Mike, to visit -- and this has been ongoing for three months! According to the report, the Kasem kids stood outside their dad's home for a bit yesterday afternoon and Jean called the cops.
According to Kasem's brother, "Jean has had a strained relationship with Casey's kids for years. The brother says he hasn't spoken with Jean since Casey married her -- 33 years," TMZ reports. The truth of the matter is that these kids may not get to see their dad again.
The Casey Kasem feud isn't something new but it seems to be getting more intense as time passes. Obviously Kasem's kids want to see and spend time with their dad before it's too late -- but for some reason, Jean Kasem isn't letting that happen. Even if she had a problem with his kids, keeping them away is just wrong on so many levels.
It is unclear whether or not Kasem knows what is going on -- or perhaps he has been brainwashed by Jean to think that his kids don't want to see him. Some think that the feud is money-driven but Kasem's eldest daughter, Kerri, says that they were taken out of his will years ago. Perhaps Jean fears that will change before her husband actually dies. What other motive could there be?
The Casey Kasem feud is hardly over. Hopefully these kids get to see their dad again.
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