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Sumner Redstone Sues Two Ex-Girlfriends on Elder Abuse Claim

  • They ‘manipulated and emotionally abused’ him, lawyers allege
  • Redstone lavished cash, gifts on friends, seeks $150 million
Sydney Holland and Sumner Redstone in 2014.

Sydney Holland and Sumner Redstone in 2014.

Photographer: Todd Williamson/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Photo
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Billionaire Sumner Redstone sued two of his former girlfriends to claw back the millions of dollars he lavished on them, claiming they committed elder abuse.

The lawsuit opens a new front in the legal brawl over the 93-year-old media mogul’s mental capacity that kicked off after he evicted the two women from his mansion last year. The board fight that followed for control of his media holdings ended up costing Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman his job.