Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A reporter with the National Enquirer allegedly checked Brooke Shields mother out of her nursing room on Thursday by posing as a friend, according to People. Teri Shields (75) suffers from dementia. "I intend to take every lawful action against all who were involved or who authorized this despicable act." "My mother Teri Shields has been diagnosed with dementia. For her safety, she has temporarily been in a senior living facility, a very difficult decision for me," she says. "Late Thursday afternoon, I was alerted by Old Tappan Police that my mother had been signed out of the facility by two reporters of the National Enquirer, who falsely claimed they were friends of hers." "They then drove my 75-year-old mother around looking for a tabloid story. 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 were called to the nursing home by its staff to help look for the elder Shields, who had been allowed to leave but was gone for an "extended period of time." They found Teri unharmed chatting with a freelance journalist at a restaurant next door to the New Jersey assisted living center. The journalist and a photographer were questioned by police. The incident is still under investigation. -Hollywood Grind