Estate of Denial: “One of Reese Witherspoon‘s more famous roles was as the perky young attorney in Legally Blonde. Late last week, she accompanied her parents to court in a much more somber setting.

On Friday, we wrote about the efforts of Reese Witherspoon’s mother, Mary, to protect her 70-year old husband from a woman who had entered into a bigamous relationship with Reese’s father. Mary’s lawsuit alleges that the woman, Tricianne Taylor (legally named Patricia Taylor) used the relationship to try to borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars and otherwise take advantage of Dr. John Witherspoon.

Mary says her husband, from whom she has been separated but still in love with, suffers from a host of medical conditions, including possible dementia, and does not remember marrying the other woman.”