The wife of U.S. radio legend Casey Kasem has been dealt another legal blow after she was ordered to hand $10,000 (£6,667) to a former employee.

Jean Kasem, was sued by her ex-housekeeper Hilda Loza over allegations she suffered emotional abuse during her time working for the couple.

Loza claimed Jean would mock her cooking and regularly accuse her of stealing household items.

A judge in Los Angeles sided with Loza and demanded that Jean pay her damages plus court costs.

Jean has also been embroiled in a legal battle with her stepchildren over claims she has banned them from visiting their 81-year old-father, who is suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease and early onset dementia.

Kerri, Julie and Mike Kasem have rejected a settlement from Jean to drop their bid for a conservatorship.