Published On: Fri, Feb 19th, 2016

Sumner Redstone’s Ex-Girlfriend Sounds Off on ‘Campaign of Harassment, Lies, and Deceit’

L-R Manuela Herzer ,   Sumner Redstone and former girlfriend Sydney Holland

In newly filed court papers, Manuela Herzer strikes at rival Shari Redstone

In the latest salvo in the fight over the health of Sumner Redstone, Manuela Herzer, the ex-girlfriend of the CBS and Viacom chairman emeritus, lashed out at his daughter Shari Redstone.

“Shari’s attempt to blame me or anyone else [for her family’s infighting] is another lie and manipulation, ” Herzer said.

The statement, which Herzer gave in a legal declaration filed on Thursday, painted the Redstone family as one whose “feuds have been going on for decades — both publicly and privately.” Meanwhile, Herzer described herself as a loving caretaker who tried to insulate the now-92-year-old mogul from the strife.

The battle over Sumner Redstone’s health — and control of the major media companies that he has grown and operated — has raged in recent years. Earlier this month, he resigned his chairmanships. Leslie Moonves replaced him at CBS and Philippe Dauman took over at Viacom.

Read the full story at The Wrap, by Joshua Rich

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