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Out of her father's shadow : CBS-Viacom deal is a coup for once-dismissed Shari Redstone

Aug 14, 2019 - Los Angeles Times
Board and Executive Moves-Mergers and Acquisitions

Just a few years ago, Shari Redstone was on the outs of her family's far-flung media empire. Her father, Sumner Redstone, once dismissed her publicly as a lightweight who contributed little to the business. Instead, he surrounded himself with younger girlfriends and business cronies.

Tensions were so high that he offered her a $1-billion buyout, and she fumed to her son in 2015: "Your grandfather says I will be chair over his dead body."

But on Tuesday the boards of CBS and Viacom ag...