Sumner Redstone, the media mogul behind Viacom and CBS Corp., filed a lawsuit Tuesday against two of his ex-girlfriends, The New York Times reports.
“The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks about $150 million that Mr. Redstone’s lawyers say he gave to his former girlfriends Manuela Herzer and Sydney Holland,” The Times reports. “Mr. Redstone’s lawsuit is the newest front in a nearly yearlong litigation war between Mr. Redstone, the 93-year-old former Viacom chairman, and Ms. Herzer.”
Redstone’s lawsuit accuses Herzer and Holland of engaging in what the report calls “a yearslong scheme to drain his wealth by running up credit card bills, selling stock and changing his estate plan.”
The report adds: “The lawsuit also cites several emails from a nurse for Mr. Redstone saying that Ms. Herzer and Ms. Holland continually berated him and falsely said his family did not want to visit.”
Ron Richards, a lawyer for Herzer, indicated that the lawsuit has no merit. Richards is quoted in the story saying: “All of the gifts Mr. Redstone made to my client and to Sydney Holland were made with his full knowledge and blessing.”