Leighton Meester is suing her mom for blowing her money on Botox & weaves


Leighton Meester’s past has always been rather sketchy, through no fault of her own. Her mom was a drug-runner who served time in a federal prison in Texas, and Leighton was born in a half-way house and she spent the first years of her life being taken care of by relatives while her mother completed her prison sentence. It’s a wonder Leighton turned out to be a successful and seemingly well-adjusted, talented, and relatively sane individual. Leighton is so successful, in fact, that she’s been sending money to her mom for years as a way to help support her sick little brother. Unfortunately, Leighton’s mom spent all of the money on plastic surgery, Botox and weaves instead of taking Leighton’s little bro to the doctor. So now Leighton is suing her mom! Good for her.

“Gossip Girl” star Leighton Meester is suing her mother, claiming her mom diverted money Leighton sent to her little brother and used it for plastic surgery, Botox and hair extensions.

According to the suit … obtained by TMZ … Leighton’s mom refused to work, but Leighton felt badly for her younger brother Lex, who has severe medical issues. So Leighton sent her mom $7,500 a month so she could provide for Lex.

But the suit claims the mother, Constance Meester, used the money for cosmetic procedures and other personal expenses.

According to the suit, Constance even tried to convince Leighton … they had an oral contract requiring Leighton to pay her $10,000 a month for life. Leighton says it’s a total lie.

Leighton claims her mom threatened to file a $3 million lawsuit against her unless Leighton started coughing up the dough. Leighton wants the judge to declare there’s no contract between her and her mom.

[From TMZ]

This is why I’ve always had more affection for Leighton than for Blake Lively. Leighton is hardcore. Leighton will sue the crap out of her own mother. Plus, Leighton is such a good girl at heart that she wants to make sure that her sick little brother is taken care of. Perhaps Lex could move in with Leighton for a time? Obviously, Constance doesn’t give a crap.



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  1. gee says:

    I wonder what kind of illness her brother has. Not that its anybody’s business. Just curious.

    I love Leighton Meester, not only is she badace, she’s gorgeous.

  2. KO says:

    Daaamn! Good for Leighton!

  3. Relli says:

    I love Leighton, I remember when GG was first out and she talked about growing up poor and the daughter of former convict. Not in a i am such a victim fashion but very matter of fact. She mentioned that she knew girls like Blair because she went to school with them when she lived in NYC as a young girl, which is why i believe she does that character so convincingly and with vulnerability. Good for her!

  4. sapphire says:

    I love this girl- realistic, no BS and nobody’s fool. Blake’s a twinkie in comparison.

  5. Ben says:

    Poor girl! That situation sounds awful.

    I’ve always loved her… she’s gorgeous, she’s the best actor on her show, and she has a lovely voice.

  6. RocketMerry says:

    Yeah, she seems like a good girl. Much more pretty, lovely and charming than Blake.

  7. justez says:

    This makes me like her even more.

  8. Ann says:

    Leighton has always been my fave on and off the show. She doesn’t come across with a fake personality like her more popular costar. And she’s much more talented. I’m rooting for her!
    That’s too bad she can’t trust her own mom.smh

  9. rtms says:

    In other words she’s trailer trash with some good makeup and heels. She’s smokes weed regularly and looks toasted most of the time off camera.

  10. Rhiley says:

    I really don’t know who she is (I will probably IMDB her in a few) but I respect her very much. How sad for her and her brother but he is so fortunate to have her on her side. She must a be a very savy, strong gal. I wish her continued success and I hope she can recover what her mother wasted.

  11. girlwithapearl says:

    I love her so much. This must’ve been really hard for her, bacuse she has spoken previously about how her mother inspires her and how she looks up to her, and I can’t imagine how she must be feeling. I don’t know what I’d do if my own mother double-crossed me like that. You always think that you can always trust your mother if nobody else-especially in Leighton’s industry. I’m rooting for Leighton!

  12. anait says:

    Oral contract? “Verba volant scripta manet” but that’s a good thing for the girl. Maybe she should take care personally of her brother, if she can, she will spare money. As for the mother… no comment

  13. brin says:

    Love Leighton, her mother should be ashamed.

  14. Iggles says:

    Aww. Happy to see the Leighton love here. She seems like a cool chick. Best of wishes to her and her baby bro.

  15. ladybert62 says:

    It is heartening to see someone rise above the conditions to which they were born and become such a successful mature adult! Her mother is awful and I am glad Leighton is suing her – perhaps she could have her brother taken from her mother and put in a better environment.

    I have no idea who Leighton is but I am impressed by her.

  16. danielle says:

    Poor girl, her own mother is trying to shake her down! That woman sounds vile.

  17. TG says:

    What the heck is an oral contract to send your momma 10K every freaking month? I hope the judge throws this lazy bumb back in jail where she belongs. Leighten sounds like a good person saddled with losers in her life. The sooner she cuts the cord on this one the better.

  18. Karen says:

    #10 – Perhaps you should look closely into the mirror before you start calling other people trash. Clearly, she is nothing like her mother because she is thinking solely of her brother by suing her piece of sh*t mother for her self-centered and narcissistic actions. It wasn’t enough that Constance exhibited poor judgement by getting into legal trouble while pregnant whith Leighton. She hasn’t learned her lesson seeing as she is stealing funds meant for her own son and using it to inject Botox.

    What a b*tch!! Team Leighton!!!

  19. Ari says:

    Leigh should try and get custody of her brother because this is as messed up as it gets.

  20. Riana says:

    LOVE Leighton, so much more than Fake Lively.

    She’s focusing on her acting career and not using high profile relationships to pad her resume. She cares about people to the point of suing her own mother (shame on that awful woman!) and she can ACT her ass off!

    Also an incredible sweetie to fans and such.

  21. flutters says:

    She’s focusing on her acting career and not using high profile relationships to pad her resume.

    Oh, Leighton’s publicist is active in her own right. Dalliances with Justin Long and Garrett Hedlund have made their way through planted items in People and Us Weekly. She’s just doing it on a lesser scale than Lively. I’ve got no use for any of these Gossip Girl people and their overactive PR. They’re all overcovered for their level of talent.

    However Leighton’s a stand up woman for trying to take care of her brother and mother so props and good luck to her.

  22. @karen says:

    Well said!!

  23. Lee says:

    Someone suggested a custodial or medical trust account that would go only to medical bills and only pertaining to her brother. That way her mother has to prove what the money is for and not siphon it all for herself. She sshould look into that.

  24. Amy says:

    I didn’t know about her sketchy mom or her brother before this story. But in general, I like Leighton better than Blake because she is a much better actress. I hope she gets her way in the court, her mother just sounds like a greedy and selfish person.

  25. Gossip Owl says:

    Yeah, I think either allow the poor boy to live with Leighton or set up a medical trust fund that is managed by someone else.
    According to TMZ, Leighton’s mom filed a countersuit saying Leighton punched her and owes her “management” fees. Sounds like mom is sketchy as can be. I doubt her mom has a shred of evidence to back any of this up. I’m sure will see soon enough. It doesn’t sound like this story is going anywhere.

  26. Taz says:

    Ilove this girl and felt so bad for her when i read the news. She is so talented and nice, esp as to how she spoke up and defended her mom even though her mother was idsued a restraining order early this yr for making death threats towards someone….but she stuck by her, so i think she must feel really betrayed by this as she wanted to support her brother…

    I know she has been linked to justin long and garett hedlund, but those celebs arent a-list enough to be padding her resume, unlike another gossip girl who used high profil people like weinstein, ben affleck, ryan gosling, leonardo de caprio etc and makes sure she is papped when out with them (lol except for weinstein).

    I think if anything perhaps sth low key must have happened with justin long and garett hedlund…and genuine as she seems like a really private person…

  27. Anna says:

    She’s beautiful, genuinely talented, and low key in a way that makes Blake Lively look like Paris Hilton.

  28. June says:

    she unfortunately trusted her mother and sent money hoping that she would be a Mother, and take care of at least the young, sick brother…

  29. Violet says:

    It’s really decent of Leighton to chip in for her brother’s medical costs. I’m glad that she’s not letting her mother get away with blowing that money.

    I hope she finds a way to get her brother away from their trainwreck of a mom. The poor little guy has enough to cope with.

  30. Seal Team 6 says:

    Good for her! Leighton’s mom is like a scuzzy version of White Oprah. Sue her ass!

    Leighton was terrific in “Country Strong,” and really does seem like a nice kid at heart.

    Maybe she can set up a trust for teh money, so all the household expenses and Lex’s medical bills are paid, and none of her Mom’s Lohanesque bills are.

  31. jc126 says:

    I always mix up Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly. I think there’s some other actress who looks just like the two of them.

  32. california angel says:

    Hey living in a trailer doesn’t qualify you as trash, they are cheap and don’t require a lot of credit which is a great way to actually build credit and eventually rent something else. Yeesh. In these times I’m glad to have a place to live, period.

  33. Seal Team 6 says:

    Smoking weed also does make you trashy. The girl is, by all accounts, a professional on set, financially responsible, kind to her fans, and has proven she has some decent acting chops (Country Strong). If she’s a bit of a stoner in her spare time, meh. I was a bit of one in college, and that didn’t stop me from graduating with honors, going to grad school, and becoming a responsible adult.

    Also agree with the trailer thing, although I don’t live in one.

  34. Mika says:

    Leighton is bomb, she’s got killer comedic timing and she is the only thing that got me through country Strong without vomiting. She and Gerrett Hedland’s scenes were also HOT.

    Imagine if Lindsey Lohan sued her mother years ago, how much better off would she be? What about Miley Cyrus? Sue bitch SUE!!!

  35. kieslwoski says:

    I am so impressed with this girl, that she was able to escape her families deep and troubled background and become successful. Please keep us updated on this hope she pervails!

  36. girlwithapearl says:

    She fired her mother as a manager this year…maybe that should’ve been the first sign that something was up.