Why Is Casey Kasem’s Wife Throwing Ground Beef?
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The strange custody battle over ailing entertainment icon Casey Kasem keeps getting stranger.
The family feud over Kasem’s medical care turned downright dramatic on Sunday, when his wife of 33 years, Jean, threw ground beef at Kerri Kasem, the former radio personality’s eldest daughter. The Kasems have spent the past two years at odds over care for Casey, who has ben rendered mute and unable to move on his own due to Lewy Body dementia.
Tensions came to a boiling point last month, when Jean had her famous husband removed from a Santa Monica Hospital and transported to Washington State without notifying his three children from a previous marriage. The Top 40 and Scooby Doo star was subsequently reported missing.
Mr. and Mrs. Kasem were found at a home in Kitsap County, Washington a few weeks later.
A Kitsap County judge ruled on Friday that Kerri — a court-appointed conservator for Casey — could have her father submitted for a medical evaluation. On Sunday, Kerri brought an ambulance to the house where he was staying to take him to a hospital, but Jean didn’t want to allow paramedics inside the home.
And that’s when the beef started to fly. When NBC asked why, Jean explained that she was simply following a Bible verse.
“In the name of King David, I threw a piece of raw meat into the street in exchange for my husband to the wild rabid dogs.”