Media Mogul’s Mental Competency at Center of Probate Case 

FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, media mogul Sumner Redstone arrives at the 2013 MOCA Gala celebrating the opening of the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA, in Los Angeles. A judge ruled on Monday, May 2, 2016, that Sumner Redstone should give 30 minutes of videotaped, sworn testimony in a case about the ailing media mogul's mental capacity that was filed by Redstone's ex-girlfriend and longtime companion, Manuela Herzer. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

FILE – In this April 20, 2013, file photo, media mogul Sumner Redstone arrives at the 2013 MOCA Gala celebrating the opening of the Urs Fischer exhibition at MOCA, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — The mental competency of media mogul Sumner Redstone is at the center of a battle to be heard in a Massachusetts courtroom.

Viacom chief executive Philippe Dauman and board member George Abrams sued Redstone last month after both men were stripped of their roles as trustees of entities that control Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp.

In their lawsuit, the men allege the 93-year-old Redstone was not mentally competent when he removed them. They also allege Redstone is being manipulated by his once-estranged daughter, Shari Redstone.

The suit was filed in Norfolk Probate and Family Court in Canton because the trust is administered in Massachusetts.

The first court hearing is scheduled for Tuesday.

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