Actor Bernie Casey's Alleged Widow Once Claimed Former NFL Player Assaulted Her Days before Death

Oyin Balogun
Sep 09, 2019
01:00 A.M.
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Bernie Casey had his estate sued after a woman alleged she was abused days before the late actor's death.

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Just about a year after former NFL player turned actor, Bernie Casey's death, a woman who is allegedly the late star's ex-wife accused him of assaulting her days before his demise.

Bernie Casey had his estate sued in 2018 by a woman named Cheryl Castillo | Photo: Getty Images

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THE LAWSUIT

In 2018, the estate of Bernie Casey was sued by Cheryl Castillo who claimed she was the widow of the late NFL player. 

According to TMZ, the estranged ex alleged that she and the actor had both lived together in his L.A. home as husband and wife. However, things turned sour just nine days before his death. 

Late actor, Bernie Casey's publicity portrait for the film "Maurie," 1973. | Photo: Getty Images.

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According to Castillo's lawsuit, on September 10, she and the 78-year-old had an altercation. The event started as an argument about cars but later got heated up leading to the actor allegedly assaulting Castillo. 

Castillo reported that Casey grabbed her arm and then rammed her to the ground "as though [she] was a football player." The ex also stated that she had suffered injuries from the attack. 

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CASEY'S DEATH

The late star who featured in movies like "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" was a professional NFL player who was a receiver for the L.A. Rams in the '60s.

He, however, suffered a stroke which led to his death on September 19, 2017. Castillo also stated that she believes his health issues had impaired his mental judgment at the time, which led him to assault her.

During his lifetime, the actor was and is still a well respected NFL player who broke many records and was also known for his brilliance on the track.

Bernie Casey in a scene from the film 'Cleopatra Jones', 1973. | Photo: Getty Images.

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The renowned athlete, however, moved on from sports in his later years and began his acting career. His notable roles include playing U.N Jefferson in the 1984 movie, "Revenge of The Nerds."

Casey was also passionate about writing poems and his 1969 book titled "Look at the People" contains his works which center on his creativity. He will forever be remembered by many as the great actor and athlete he was during his lifetime. 

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