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Leighton Meester's Mom Backs Off, Drops Claim to Gossip Girl Dough

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Leighton Meester doesn't have to give her mother anything but coal this Christmas.

Constance Meester has dropped her $3 million lawsuit against her daughter, in which she stated that she "sacrificed her happiness" to help Leighton pursue acting and that the Gossip Girl star is legally bound to support her, E! News has confirmed.

But Leighton isn't ready to stand down just yet...

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The actress' attorney tells E! that she is still seeking a judgment against Constance that will state, in black and white, that she does not owe her mother parental support.

"Leighton is still seeking declaratory relief from the court, which we hope to have wrapped up in the very near future," says lawyer James Spertus. Leighton's personal rep has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Constance's now-former attorney, Robert Silverman, would only confirm that they decided to drop to their suit in October.

In a previous court filing, Leighton stated that Constance took money that she sent to the family for her sick brother's care and spent it on plastic surgery and other comparatively frivolous things.

Constance counterfiled, claiming that she ponied up roughly $230,000 on private school and acting classes for Leighton over the years and that her daughter agreed to give her $10,000 a month after she was deemed a "dependant adult" per California's Welfare and Institutions Code.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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