Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Witherspoon Conservatorship Proceedings Being Held in Judge Randy Kennedy's Courtroom
Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon and her parents appeared in a Davidson County courtroom Friday for an emergency hearing on whether her father should be placed in a conservatorship.
But the outcome remains unknown. At the request of the family, Davidson County Seventh Circuit Court Judge Randy Kennedy, who handles conservator cases and rules on mental competency, closed the proceedings to the public and sealed the court record.
The hearing came the same week Betty Witherspoon filed a lawsuit saying that her husband, John D. Witherspoon, had married another woman even though they are still married.
In the lawsuit, Betty Witherspoon said her husband suffers from early-onset dementia and has problems with alcohol, hoarding and overspending. She is seeking to have that new marriage annulled.
Andra Hedrick, an attorney for the family, told the judge that the conservatorship case dealt with personal details about Betty Witherspoon’s marriage and finances.
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Reese Witherspoon, Family Go to Court, Proceedings Closed