Sumner Redstone moves to oust Viacom chief from entity that will control media empire

May 21, 2016 7:49 PM

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The struggle for control of Sumner Redstone's media empire — Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. — culminated in a dramatic showdown Friday night.

The 92-year-old mogul moved to oust Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman and longtime ally George Abrams as trustees of the entity set to control the two companies when Redstone dies or is incapacitated, according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.

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