Leighton Meester Seeking Custody of Brother?

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We know Leighton Meester is suing her mom. And getting sued by her mom. Now, new reports say she wants custody of her younger brother Lex as well.

Leighton regularly sent money to her mother, Constance Meester, who served as her daughter's manager before Leighton fired her earlier this year.

The actress, 25, says this money for her brother's health needs, and that her mother used the money to get cosmetic surgeries for herself instead.

Miss L. Meester

It is not known how old Lex is, or what condition(s) he suffers from. But Constance just countersued Leighton, claiming she owes her even more ... and that the 25-year-old actress came at her wielding a bottle.

Now The Roommate star just wants to make sure Lex is alright.

"Leighton is disgusted by her mother and is determined to get her brother Lex out of that situation," an insider reveals. "She wants Lex to leave their mother's California home and come to live with her in New York."

According to the lawsuit, Leighton provided her family with money out of the goodness of her heart, but she's now tired of her mom's lifestyle.

Lex, short for Alexander, recently had brain surgery, Radar reports. While Leighton has supported him willingly, she says her mom abuses this.

"[Constance] is healthy and able to work, but refuses to do so. She expects her daughter [Leighton] to support her financially," the lawsuit states.

"Leighton is really close to her brother, so she just hates that she can't be there to help him more," the source said. "She's worried for him."

Here's hoping this gets resolved ... as well as it can.

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To address Carole, not if your mother was using the money for trivial things. Have you even though about how much 7,500 dollars is and she got it monthly! With health insurance and proper bugeting that'd be enough to survive on. My guess is her mother was spending money irresponsibly and selfishly, how could a mother spend money on plastic surgery she's tight on money with a sick child. That woman has no claim to money, respect or a single thought.


I believe if I were a celebrity with lots of money, I would let my mother retire, give her a generous allowance as well as enough to take care of my brother. Isn't that what most kids want to do for the mother who raised them if they get to a point where they can do so?


"The actress, 25, says this money for her brother's health needs, and that her mother used the money to get cosmetic surgeries for herself instead." Did the mother, in fact, get cosmetic surgeries? If so, that would lend credence to Leighton's claims; if not, not so much. We'll just have to see.