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Casey Kasem’s children, widow settle lawsuits over his death


Casey Kasem‘s family has settled dueling lawsuits alleging that the radio personality was badly mistreated before his death in 2014 at age 82.

Both sides filed a joint request in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit brought by three of Kasem’s children and his brother against his widow, Jean. The lawsuit alleged that Jean Kasem’s neglect and physical abuse led to the longtime “American Top 40” host’s death.

Jean Kasem and another daughter had filed a countersuit making similar allegations against the other children and Kasem’s brother.

The terms of the agreement were not revealed, and attorneys did not immediately respond to emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Kerri Kasem, one of the daughters who filed the initial lawsuit, released a statement through a spokesman on Tuesday saying she was “distraught and heartbroken over her family and lawyers’ decision to force her into a settlement.”

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