Reese Witherspoon's mother filed a lawsuit against her husband, to have his new marriage annulled.
She also accused her husband of polygamy.
Reese Witherspoon's mother, Betty, says John Witherspoon can’t be married to Tricianne Taylor, because he is still married to her.
Tricianne is a woman he appeared with in a wedding announcement in The Tennessean last month.
"When I confronted my husband, he said he didn’t know who Tricianne Taylor was and that he did not remember getting married," she said in an affidavit filed in court.
She described her husband as troubled. She said he has battled problems with alcohol, hoarding and overspending, according to the lawsuit. He owns at least five motorcycles, five boats and recently bought a Cadillac.
"I also fear for my husband’s personal safety and the safety of my family," Betty Witherspoon said. She believes her husband is suffering from early onset dementia.