Reese Witherspoon’s Family Drama Finally Settled?

June 26th, 2012 // Leave a Comment
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It looks like Reese Witherspoon has a lot more going on in the family department than her growing baby bump.

Yesterday, Reese and her brother’s emergency request for temporary conservatorship was dismissed after the pair filed the action in May. The judges and lawyers involved in the case decided that it was no longer an emergency and could be dealt with in other ways.

We wish we had more details, but it seems (understandably) that everyone involved, especially the family, prefers that the court documents stay sealed.

Circuit Judge Randy Kennedy agrees, knowing it would, “cause undue harm and embarrassment to the parties,” due to tabloid journalism and speculation, according to E! News.

The whole reason this temporary conservatorship was filed is because of the bigamy lawsuit that Reese’s mother, Betty Witherspoon, filed against her ex-husband, Reese’s father, John D. Witherspoon. The two have been separated since 1996, but never divorced. She filed the claim just months after John’s January 14 marriage to Tricianne Taylor, demanding that the marriage be annulled and that Taylor return all gifts she has received and cease to use the name Witherspoon.

This would be drama, drama, drama for any family; but wait! There is more!

Betty is also claiming that her husband is suffering from early-onset dementia and that his new wife is aware, and taking advantage of it.

She said, “When I confronted my husband, he said he didn’t know who Tricianne Taylor was and that he did not remember getting married. I also fear for my husband’s personal safety and the safety of my family.”

Well, it’s clearly obvious which side the siblings chose, or is it? If the pair attempted to obtain temporary conservatorship over their father, that means they control his estate, finances and general well-being in all aspects of life, but maybe they’re just trying to calm the squabble between their parents and have more control over the situation. I just wish the documents weren’t sealed so we could know exactly why both parties agreed to drop the case, what is going on now, and what will happen in the future.

 

 

 

By Alyssa Clough
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