LOS ANGELES:- A Los Angeles judge on Monday threw out an appeal by the ex-companion of media mogul Sumner Redstone asking that she be re-instated as the 93-year-old billionaire’s caretaker. In a 21-page ruling, Superior Court Judge David Cowan has dismissed Manuela Herzer’s petition, saying there was no new evidence to warrant a new trial and that he has not wish for the case to turn into a spectacle. “The court... must consider what is in Redstone’s interests as a patient, including protecting his dignity and privacy,” Cowan wrote. “The court found that a trial was contrary to those interests.

“This case is not theater and this court is not in the business of providing a spectacle; this is about protecting the health of a man in his twilight years in the privacy of his home.” Herzer has been battling to be reinstated as Redstone’s caretaker after he stripped her of that title in October and cut her out of his will. Redstone was executive chairman of both Viacom and CBS before stepping down in February.