Brooke Shields’ mom checked out of nursing home

brooke_shields_and_teri_shieldsA National Enquirer reporter checked Brooke Shields’ mother out of her nursing home by posing as a friend, reported by People. 75-year-old Teri Shields suffers from dementia.

“I intend to take every lawful action against all who were involved or who authorized this despicable act,” Shields said in a statement.

The police were called by the staff of the New Jersey assisted living center to help look for Teri Shields, who had been allowed to leave but hasn’t returned for an extended period of time.

Teri was later found at a restaurant next to the nursing home talking to a freelance reporter. According to the police, no arrests have been made but the case remains under investigation.

The National Enquirer responded: “A freelance reporter who has known Teri Shields for more than 10 years visited her Thursday at the assisted living facility where Brooke says she moved her. Teri asked the reporter to take her out to lunch and to run some errands. The freelance reporter then got permission from the facility to do so.”