Casey Kasem hospitalized. Wife throws raw meat at his daughter.


Casey Kasem on the “American Top 40 Live” show in Los Angeles on April 24, 2005. (Lee Celano/Reuters)

The sad and very public Casey Kasem saga continues.

Just days after Kasem’s daughter Kerri was able to see him for the first time since his wife took him out of a California facility without telling his family, the feud continued Sunday when his wife, Jean, chucked a pound of raw hamburger meat at Kerri.

Jean Kasem told NBC News that she was following a King James Bible verse when she threw the meat at her stepdaughter. “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,” she said.

Kasem is the legendary radio DJ famous for his nationwide Top 40 broadcasts in the 1970s and 1980s.

Kerri Kasem became her father’s legal caretaker last month after battling Jean Kasem in court. The judge also ruled that, if needed, the daughter could take her father to see a doctor or to the hospital, which is what she was reportedly trying to do this weekend.

NBC News reported:

On Sunday, Kerri Kasem arrived at the home with an ambulance to take Casey Kasem to a hospital, but paramedics were not allowed inside the Silverdale residence. A few minutes later, someone inside the home called 911, and a second ambulance and fire truck arrived. After the fire truck was called away to an emergency, Jean Kasem, 59, walked downstairs and threw a pound of raw hamburger meat at Kerri. The paramedics were finally able to go inside and pick up Casey Kasem.

Kerri Kasem testified in court that her father, who is 82, has bed sores and developed infections in his lungs and bladder. He has Lewy body dementia. The Mayo Clinic:

Lewy body dementia, the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, causes a progressive decline in mental abilities.

It may also cause visual hallucinations, which generally take the form of objects, people or animals that aren’t there. This can lead to unusual behavior such as having conversations with deceased loved ones.

In Lewy body dementia, protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, develop in nerve cells in regions of your brain involved in thinking, memory and movement.

Kerri Kasem reportedly went with her father when an ambulance took him Sunday afternoon to receive care. His condition is not known, the Associated Press reported.

The judge has scheduled another hearing for Friday.

Lindsey Bever is a national news reporter for The Washington Post. She writes for the Morning Mix news blog. Tweet her: @lindseybever
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