Broadway and Television star Brooke Shields is going to take legal action against a journalist who allegedly checked the actress' ailing mother out of a nursing home in a bid to interview her. Teri Shields, who suffers from dementia, allegedly left a New Jersey nursing home on Thursday with a writer seeking a "tabloid story." The 75-year-old was later found unharmed at a restaurant right next door to an assisted living center in Old Tappan talking to a freelance reporter, according to the police. Brooke Shields tells "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. Late Thursday afternoon, I was alerted by Old Tappan Police that my mother had been signed out of the facility by two reporters from the National Enquirer, who falsely claimed they were friends of hers. "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."
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