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'Gossip Girl' Star Leighton Meester and Mom End Battle over Money

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and her mother have ended an ongoing feud over money, according to

Meester's mother/manager Constance claimed that she, "sacrificed her happiness" and was owed money for helping her daughter's acting career, but she recently dropped her claim.

In July, Leighton sued her mother for misusing the $7,500 dollars a month the actress was sending to her to cover her brother's medical expenses.  Leighton alleged Constance was spending the cash on hair extentions, plastic surgery and Botox.  Constance then countersued her daughter for $3 million in damages.

The report says now that mom has dropped her claim, Leighton can obtain a default judgment stating that her mother is not her manager and is not due any support payments.

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Leighton Meester Sues Mom

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Mother-daughter relationships can be contentious enough on their own. Under the bright lights of Hollywood, they can turn downright destructive.

Latest example: Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester, who is suing her mom and ex-manager, Constance Meester, for custody of her younger brother after her mom allegedly spent money meant for her brother's medical bills to pay for her own cosmetic surgery instead.

Meester filed the suit July 22 in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, which obtained the documents.

TMZ reports that Leighton Meester sent her mom $7,500 a month to help pay for her cancer survivor brother Lex's ongoing medical treatment. According to the suit, he has multiple health problems and is recovering from recent brain surgery.

But the 25-year-old Country Strong actress asserted that her mother spent the money on Botox, hair extensions, plastic surgery and other personal expenses.

Constance Meester, 55, claimed to TMZ that the monthly payments are part of a settlement for helping her daughter become successful. According to the suit, the mother maintains she had a verbal contract with Leighton Meester in which her daughter promised to give her $10,000 a month for the rest of her life. Leighton Meester has asked a judge to rule no such agreement exists.

Now, Constance Meester, who gave birth to her daughter while serving time in a federal prison for a drug smuggling conviction, is fighting back. She filed a countersuit in which she alleged that her daughter repeatedly "hit her with a bottle" last December, TMZ reported.

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Leighton Meester Countersued by Mother ANGELES) -- Leighton Meester's mother wasted no time in responding to a lawsuit filed against her by the Gossip Girl star last week. Meester claims in her suit that her mom, Constance Meester, spent some of the $7,500 per month the actress says she sent for her ailing younger brother on cosmetic procedures.

According to E! Online, Constance has filed a countersuit, insisting that she had an agreement with her daughter to receive $10,000 per month -- a contention that Leighton denied in her complaint. Constance further claims that she spent over $230,000 and "sacrificed her happiness" by moving around the country to help launch Leighton's career. reports that Constance says the money sent by Leighton was not intended for her brother, but was instead a type of settlement.

The allegations don't end there. According to E! Online, Constance's lawsuit claims Leighton contacted social services and falsely accused Constance of abusing a wound on her son's head. TMZ also says that Constance alleges Leighton attacked her with a bottle last December.

Leighton's lawsuit asks a judge to rule that she did not have a $10,000 per-month deal with her mother.

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