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US tabloid removes star's dementia-stricken mum from home

US tabloid removes star's dementia-stricken mum from home
21st May 2009

Brooke Shields is contemplating serious legal action after a newspaper in the US used deception to take her mother out of an assisted living facility, where she is treated for dementia.

The National Enquirer was looking for more information on a story about the actress, who saw Kiefer Sutherland allegedly head-butt a fashion designer outside a New York nightclub.

Two reporters from the tabloid headed to the nursing home of Tera Shields, 75, then signed her out and drove her around, looking for story leads.

Commenting on the questionable approach to getting inspiration, Brooke said: "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."

Brooke is best known for her role as the titular character in US TV series Suddenly Susan, which ran between 1996 and 2000.

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