May 12, 2012 02:12:49 GMT
Words are, the 'This Means War' star and her brother ask a judge to place their father under a conservatorship after their mother filed a bigamy lawsuit against him.
Reese Witherspoon is setting side time for her family after her mother sued her father for bigamy. On Friday, May 11 afternoon, the Elle Woods of "Legally Blonde" made an appearance in a Davidson County courtroom in Nashville, Tennessee along with her parents, Betty and John, for an emergency hearing before Probate Judge Randy Kennedy.
A video obtained by The Tennesseean displays Reese holding her father's arm as they walk into the courtroom. The hearing itself was closed to the public, but Judge Kennedy typically handles cases involving conservatorship and determining mental capacity. It is additionally reported that the Oscar winner and her brother made a request for their father to be placed under a conservatorship.
The emergency hearing came just days after Betty filed papers accusing John of marrying Tricianne Taylor while he's still married to her. Seeking to have the new marriage annulled, Betty suggested that John might suffer from early onset dementia, and shared her fear that Taylor might be taking advantage of her husband of 42 years.