The Game of Thrones at Viacom

Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 23, 2016

On Friday, a lawyer working on behalf of Sumner M. Redstone notified Philippe P. Dauman, the chief executive of Viacom, that Mr. Dauman had been removed as a trustee of the trust that will control Viacom and CBS upon Mr. Redstone’s death or mental incapacity. Another trustee and Viacom director, George Abrams, was also removed as a trustee; both were to be replaced by other people. The maneuver, which is certainly up to the intrigue of “Game of Thrones,” is expected to give Mr. Redstone’s daughter, Shari Redstone, future control of these companies.