Judge denies request to depose media mogul Sumner Redstone

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 4:54 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California judge denied a request by a former girlfriend to depose the 92-year-old media mogul as part of a lawsuit that challenges his mental competency.

Attorneys for Manuela Herzer had argued in court filings that they should be allowed to take Redstone’s deposition because he plans to testify at a trial scheduled to start on May 6.

Herzer has filed a lawsuit arguing that the multi-billionaire was not mentally competent when he removed her as his designated health care agent last October.

(Reporting By Lisa Richwine; Editing by Bill Rigby)