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Reese Witherspoon

DRAGGED Into Parents'

Bigamy Battle

5/12/2012 5:16 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Reese Witherspoon showed up in court Friday addressing her father's alleged illegal second marriage and mental incapacity ... asking a Tennessee judge to place him under a conservatorship STAT. 

Reese's mother filed a lawsuit earlier this week ... claiming the Oscar-winner's father illegally married ANOTHER woman earlier this year, but was not mentally stable enough to remember ... citing his major drinking problems and on-set dementia in the suit.

Witherspoon's parents have been separated since 1996 ... but they never filed for divorce so legally they are still married.

Reese appeared in front of a probate judge Friday in an emergency hearing and asked that her father be placed under a conservatorship ... claiming he is not capable of making his own decisions.

Witherspoon's mother also obtained a restraining order against her husband's new wife and barred her from using the last name Witherspoon.

A judge has yet to rule.

10 COMMENTS

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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Isn't her father a medical doctor? I thought he still was....scary to know especially since he has dementia. yikes!

896 days ago
2.

Tesla_Consulting    

I love to party! but I don't forget marrying someone, I think.

896 days ago
3.

Sam Karr    

Give the girl a break. Do you think she wants to be doing this? She's not a paparazzi hound. Her work puts in the spotlight, but I love that she and her family are so private. It's refreshing to see a celebrity like that.

896 days ago
4.

RaineeDrops    

Tough stuff when a parent starts to lose their mental capacity to manage every day living.

Feel for her.

896 days ago
5.

nothng2lose    

Anyone seen Reese without her spoon or just Witherspoon

896 days ago
6.

tricia    

Look at her legs, genius. They're toned. She looks great. That's a pretty stupid comment to make anyway.

896 days ago
7.

writenow    

Pray the TN judge Doesn't ask for the help of a psychologist. Otherwise, Reese could be in trouble. as bad as California's

And while you're at it, check out StopElderFinancialAbuse.com - check out how the Doctor preyed on the woman. It just never seems to end.

896 days ago
8.

Sally    

The judge should rule that he needs to be in a supervised care - he obviously is making wrong decisions in his later years. Good luck to the family.

896 days ago
9.

jamespine    

I always thought her name was Grease Withaspoon. all these years huh.

896 days ago
10.

Tracey    

Separated since 1996. Let the crazy coot move on GEEZ!

893 days ago

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