Witherspoon attends parents’ court hearing

May 12th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon appeared in court to attend her feuding parents’ hearing, after her mother alleged that her father wed another woman while still married to her.

According to The Tennesseean, the actress’ mother, Betty Witherspoon, has filed papers claiming that John, her husband of 42 years, married a woman named Tricianne Taylor, while still married to her.

The hearing before Probate Judge Randy Kennedy was closed to the public.

Betty filed a petition for annulment of John Witherspoon’s wedding in January to Taylor.

A video shows pregnant Reese walking into the courtroom. She doesn’t make any statements. Her brother also appeared at the hearing, reports people.com.

“No person in Tennessee can marry another while being married at the same time of the second marriage,” said the petition, which includes a marriage certificate for John and Taylor.

Betty alleged John, 70, a physician, has suffered a number of personal problems including alcohol abuse, hoarding, compulsive spending and recently lost his medical practice.

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