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Power struggle churns Viacom, pitting Shari Redstone against Philippe Dauman

Tycoon Sumner Redstone takes centrestage in epic fight for money, power and love

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BOARDROOM TUSSLE: On Thursday, Philippe Dauman (above) won that initial battle for control when Viacom's board of directors named him executive chairman, succeeding Mr Redstone.

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BOARDROOM TUSSLE: Sumner Redstone with his daughter Shari Redstone in an undated photo (above).

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WITH the ailing 92-year-old Sumner Redstone in his final act as a media titan, the two rivals jousting over the future of his US$40 billion entertainment empire repeatedly criss-crossed the country in the last several months to visit his mansion in a gated Beverly Hills enclave

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