Before we get into the various lawsuits Leighton Meester and her mom Constance are firing back and forth at each other, just a little background: When Constance was pregnant with Leighton, she was in prison for working with a drug ring to smuggle dope into the United States from Jamaica, and birthed Leighton in a hospital before handing her over to her grandmother and returning to prison. Now that I’ve effectively dirtied the jury pool, here’s where we’re at: Constance is suing Leighton for refusing to pay her money, of course, and also claiming she beat her with a bottle because otherwise this would just look like another parent leeching off their Hollywood kid. Via Reuters:
In a suit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court Monday, Constance L. Meester also says that her estranged daughter had promised her a one-time payment of $30,000 and then $10,000 a month.
Constance Meester says that because her daughter didn’t pay, the older Meester can’t afford proper care for Leighton’s brother.
… Constance Meester’s lawsuit claims that “at 2:00 a.m. on December 11, 2010, Leighton intentionally assaulted Constance by throwing her to the ground and repeatedly hitting her with a bottle. Leighton had to be pulled off of Constance by her brother Alexander.”
She asks for damages from the alleged beating, for breach of contract, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress and other charges.
Leighton has since countersued and, well, let’s just say it all sounds about right:
In the actress’s lawsuit, filed July 22, she claims that she sent money for her brother, but that “Constance has been using the money … to pay for cosmetic procedures for herself, including plastic surgery on her face and stomach, Botox injections for her face, fillers for her hands and hair extensions.“
The lawsuit continues, “sadly, Leighton is also informed and believes … that Constance has an alcohol and substance abuse problem that is clouding her judgment. Leighton was recently informed that Constance has been taking pain medication prescribed to Lex following his recent brain surgery.“
The suit says that Leighton stopped sending money to Constance but “will continue to pay for Lex’s medical insurance and school tuition.”
… The actress’s lawsuit claims that “although she is healthy and physically able to work, Constance refuses to do so. Instead, Constance expects her daughter to support her financially.” That lawsuit says that while Leighton Meester is willing to pay for her brother’s insurance and other care, she doesn’t owe her mother anything. It asks a judge to declare that she’s not obliged to pay Constance Meester anything.
So, basically, Constance Meester is Dina Lohan if Dina Lohan ever did time and birthed Lindsay in a prison. Which apparently seems to be what she did wrong because people actually hire Leighton Meester and make casting decisions with her in mind. Also, she doesn’t crash into babies with a moving vehicle, but that could just be a fluke. Anyway, because this site is called The Superficial I added a few pics of Leighton Meester at Comic-Con where she somehow looked way hotter than usual. Not quite sure what the difference is, but using my extensive knowledge of women, I’ll just say she’s not retaining water. That’s probably it.
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