Actress Brooke Shields decided to transfer her elderly mother to a different nursing home after an upsetting incident involving a tabloid reporter. Last Thursday, a journalist took out the actress' 75-year-old mom, Teri, from a senior living center in Old Tappan, New Jersey. Later that day, she was found unharmed in a nearby restaurant talking to the two strangers.
Brooke Shields accused the National Enquirer reporter and photographer for misleading her mother, who suffers from dementia. They signed the elderly lady out of the living facility and falsely claimed to be Teri's friend.
The National Enquirer
even declared that the journalist has known Teri Shields for a decade. "A freelance reporter who has known Teri Shields for more than 10 years visited her Thursday at the assisted living facility where Brooke says she moved her," the tabloid said. "Teri asked the reporter to take her out to lunch and to run some errands. The freelance reporter then got permission from the facility to do so."
In response, Brooke Shields told People
in a statement, "I intend to take every lawful action against all who were involved or who authorized this despicable act."
She continued to relay the story, recalling how difficult it was to be separated from her mother. "As anyone knows who has a parent who suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's, it is one of the most difficult experiences you can go through as a son or daughter. The idea that the National Enquirer
took advantage of her state is reprehensible and disgusting."
Police reports say that no arrests have been made so far, and the Lipstick Jungle
star has not filed charges. However, she has been exploring her options regarding the matter in addition to moving her mother out of the NJ nursing home. Investigations are still being pursued by the Old Tappan Police Department, which is zeroing in on the identity of who allowed Brooke Shields' mother to leave the facility.-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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