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Now into his ninth decade, and suffering from Parkinson's disease, one might think that radio legend Casey Kasem would simply want to spend his golden years surrounded by his children and his friends.
But according to Kerri Kasem, the daughter of the 81-year-old media icon, that is impossible, as her stepmother is preventing Kasem's kids from visiting their ailing father:
"It's been a very long time. We saw this coming. We weren't blind sided by this. This is a man we saw every single week, talked to him every single day on the phone until he lost his voice. We are an extremely close knit family, extremely, and his family means more to him than anything," she told Piers Morgan. "We tried everything to get her to let us see him when she stopped bringing him over to the house. She had an assistant bring him over to the house so we could see him every weekend. She stopped. My sister went there, knocked on the door and she was escorted off the property."
Joining his sister in the "Piers Morgan Live" Los Angeles studio, Mike Kasem insisted that Jean Kasem's actions are most damaging to the very man she claims to be protecting:
"What it's about more than us is our dad, and, you know, him having just some stimulation and love and care around him provided by, you know, everybody, including us, his children," he said as part of a live interview.
Becoming visibly emotional, Kerri attempted to put the situation into perspective:
"It's like take the person that you love most on earth, know that they're sick, know they want to see you, you get 20 minutes with them before being ripped away by an armed guard and having them say 'please stay' and you can't."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Casey Kasem's children, and to learn about their battle to visit their father, check out the Kasem Cares Foundation.
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