Next time you think Leighton Meester is just another pretty face, remember that she’s actually a pretty face who’s been quietly and with impressive dignity dealing with her “crazy” mother for years. If you recall, the That’s My Boy actress filed a suit against her mom Constance Meester last July; Constance was allegedly using the $7,500 a month Leighton sent home for her young brother Lex‘s medical fund…to buy herself luxury items “like plastic surgery, Botox, and hair extensions.” That must be some weave if it’s worth ignoring your son’s medical bills, Constance! Must be the finest weave in the entire world!
Meester’s mom allegedly argued in court that her actress daughter “had promised to take care of her,” which we guess somehow translates into having the smooth forehead skin of a wax doll? Luckily the judge on the case ruled that no such agreement existed. According to TMZ, the Gossip Girl actress will not get back the spent funds; instead she “just wanted the judge to make her mother go away.” Why do we have a feeling that won’t be happening any time soon? We were already going to see That’s My Boy; now we’ll want to go just so Leighton can recoup some of her losses!
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They say life imitates art, but what happens when your mom starts imitating the darkest piece of art you’ve ever made? In a scene out of the The Roommate if The Roommate had actually been scary, Leighton Meester’s mother is accused of making death threats. An L.A. judge granted Laurel Wigg a temporary restraining order against Constance Meester after the elder Meester menaced Wigg and her son. According to the filing, Leighton’s mom threatened to “hunt down and kill” the pair on January 21. Wigg claims Constance “is an addict and has made a threat to kill” and “to f–k us up,” in addition to leaving an additional threatening voice mail on the victim’s phone. See, after we saw Leighton playing a creepy stalker, we just wanted our money back. We didn’t take it as life-coaching advice.
Mrs. Meester has run into trouble with the law before, include a drug smuggling conviction that earned her 10 years in federal prison during which Leighton was born in jail. According to the New York Daily News, Meester and Wigg are “friends” and their “children go to the same school,” which would seem to indicate either Leighton’s older brother Douglas or younger brother Lex. We bet Roommate screenwriter Sonny Mallhi is kicking himself now for missing out on these terrifying gems. Well, there’s always always the sequel. Hopefully not for Laurel Wigg, though…