A former companion of 92-year-old Sumner Redstone, claimed in court Monday that his signature on a recent document had been forged.
Manuela Herzer, Redstone’s companion, presented a declaration from a handwriting expert who alleged Redstone’s signature on an agreement allowing Herzer to remove items from his home was likely forged.
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It also accuses Redstone’s lawyers of misrepresenting the condition of the man who controls CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc.
Herzer is also seeking to have Redstone’s mental state assessed. in court contains a voicemail left by Redstone that her attorneys say shows he is unable to competently make decisions for himself.
Herzer contends Redstone cannot intelligibly speak or focus on visitors, and requires around-the-clock medical care.
The former girlfriend states in the filing Monday that she is not interested in Redstone’s fortune and has already received tens of millions of dollars from him.
After his death, control of CBS and Viacom will pass to seven trustees that include Philippe Dauman, Redstone’s daughter Shari Redstone and her son Tyler Korff.
Read more at LA Times, by Meg James