Witherspoon Family Drama in Court Today

Actress Reese Witherspoon and her parents appeared in a Davidson County courtroom this afternoon for an emergency hearing before Probate Judge Randy Kennedy. Earlier this week, her mother, Betty Witherspoon, filed a lawsuit saying that her husband John D. Witherspoon had married another woman even though they are still married. Betty Witherspoon accuses John Witherspoon and Patricia Taylor of bigamy and is seeking to have the new marriage annulled. In court documents, Betty Witherspoon has said she fears her husband suffers from early onset dementia and has a drinking problem. The Tennessean has the story