Judge blasts ‘spoiled’ cheerleader, 18, suing parents to support her after she ran away (Update)
If you’re looking for a reason to NOT spoil a child, then have I got a reason for you. According to reports, Mr. and Mrs. Canning DID spoil their daughter Rachel, and now that child is coming back to haunt them in a public court.
A judge today blasted an 18-year-old girl suing her parents for support after she ran away claiming they were behind her bulimia and that her father showed her ‘inappropriate affection’
When Judge Peter Bogaard read an expletive-laden and vicious answer phone message left by Rachel Canning, from Lincoln Park, New Jersey, to her mother, Elizabeth, in which the girl said: ‘I wanna s*** all over your face’, he said: ‘Have you ever in your experience seen such gross disrespect for a parent? I don’t see it in my house.’
The judge, sitting at Morris County court added that Rachel had given her mom and dad, Sean: ‘The proverbial f you’. He also warned he must consider the ‘slippery slope’ where ‘we open the gates for a 12-year-old to sue for an Xbox, a 13-year-old to sue for an iPhone… what about a 15-year-old asking for a 60 inch TV?’
Rachel, who is suing her parents for ‘abandoning’ her has made sensational claims that her mom calling her ‘fat’ and ‘porky’ led to her suffering bulimia and that her former police chief father dad used to get her drunk and kiss her inappropriately. In shocking legal documents submitted to the court, the honor-roll student said her parents’ behavior contributed to her developing an eating disorder at a young age and saw her weight plummet down to 92 pounds.
Rachel, who has two younger sisters moved in with the parents’ of a friend and is now suing for child support, medical bills, college expenses and legal fees. : She states that her parents have a combined yearly income of between $250,000 and $300,000 and she is entitled to $654-a-week in child support. Her parents have also refused to pay $6,000 owed in school fees for her Catholic High School.
Her parents claim their daughter ran off to stay with friends when she turned 18 because she refused to abide by rules they had set down, including to stop dating her boyfriend. But today the judge clearly took a dim view of the lawsuit. He said: ‘What kind of parents would the Canning’s be if they didn’t try to set down some strict rules?: When summing up later he denied all immediate financial claims, including monthly maintenance, private school payments and legal fees.
I don’t know who I feel sorrier for; the daughter who was ruined by lack of boundaries thus developing a form of borderline personality disorder or the parents who loved her too much to give her boundaries thus losing her completely.
Update: Sorry, but you’re an adult nowit’s time to stop demanding that mommy and daddy take care of you.
A judge has ruled against a New Jersey teen who sparked criticism when she sued her parents for tuition and support after leaving home.
At a hearing Tuesday in New Jersey State Superior Court, Judge Peter Bogaard denied a request by Rachel Canning, 18, to have her parents cover living expenses and tuition for her last semester at her private Catholic high school, CNN reports.