06/01/2012 AT 4:50 PM ET
Tricianne Taylor is accused in Tennessee of changing John Witherspoon’s will and taking out loans as Mrs. John Witherspoon, according to court papers filed by Betty Witherspoon, who has been married to John for 42 years.
Saying that the 70-year-old John may have dementia and other problems, including alcoholism, Betty is seeking to annul an apparent January wedding between John and Taylor.
“She vehemently denies those allegations,” Taylor’s attorney, Joe Brandon Jr., tells the Associated Press. “She’s devastated, and we don’t have any further comment.”