Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Jersey Teen Who Sued Parents Gets Restraining Order Against Boyfriend

Do you remember Rachel Canning? She is the New Jersey teen who sued her parents this year when they kicked her out of the house and cut off her financial support in part because they didn't approve of her boyfriend. Eventually the teen was allowed to come home by her parents after she lost big time in court. It turns out that her parents were right about the boyfriend. This past weekend the boyfriend choked Rachel at a party and yesterday Rachel went to court and got a restraining order against her boyfriend. The boyfriend choked her out on a street and Rachel fled in her car and went to the police station where she filed a domestic violence complaint against her boyfriend.

48 comments:

Violet said...

You can never say we told you so though. Well you could I suppose.

Ray Nicolet said...

Congrats

sandybrook said...

So she's young and stupid, so are 100% of the people her age. She learns from this maybe aand starts to grow up a little eventually.

TalksTooMuch said...

I'm not sure there's anything that can be said that doesn't sound like making fun of a domestic violence sitch, which no es bueno, but at least she has a good handle on using the court system. I hope it works out for her.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Quelle surprise?! Wha? But theirs was a love of the ages.!

FSP said...

Who?

Frufra said...

Anyone who's ever been a teenager could tell you how this would end. Well, I was never choked out by a boyfriend, thank God, but the general spirit of the bad boy your parents warned you about and all that.

MeanieRhysie said...

When does their *reality* show start?

OneEyeCharlie said...

Huh. So the parents weren't cluless, big meanies? Whadda ya know.

Frufra said...

@sandy - +1. Exactly correct. "Teenagers are Dumb" isn't exactly breaking news. Our parenting philosophy 'round here is to keep them alive until their brains start working again.

auntliddy said...

As my father so eloquently said about raising children: You're not there for the takeoff, just there for the crash landing."

Frufra said...

I have to add, just because I'm bored and stuff, that the kid in that picture up there looks like a real smartass. Mrs. F the mom and Mrs. F the teacher would be on guard from the get-go when that smug mug presented itself. (I was going to say that he looks like he wasn't spanked enough as a child, but I don't want to stir up a spanking controversy this early in the morning. I'll just say "wasn't disciplined enough" when he was little.)

Henriette said...

Weren't his parents the ones who helped her file the lawsuit?

Tina Mallette said...

I suggest she pursue a career in law, she's already had so much exposure to it.

Dena said...

My thoughts exactly.

Gayeld said...

Honestly, I'd kind of like to slap the smug mug off her in her picture as well.

0_0 said...

@sandybrook- everyone her age is young, but don't try calling everyone stupid. Npt everyone needs to be physically assaulted to learn a bit of wisdom.

Jessi said...

Man, they both look like complete assholes. She at least has a chance, keep on being good parents Cannings! The boy doesn't stand a chance in hell. Idiot parents have raised an idiot child.

Steampunk Jazz said...

With this sort of success under his belt, I'd say this guy has a future as a serial killer.he engineered her suing her parents, got his lawyer dad a job, temporarily alienated her from her parents...and when she rebelled against him , tried to choke her out.
I say he gets caught on his first kill and gets shanked in prison...
Man, I need to lighten up!

trudi said...

@Henriette it was the lawyer father of her best friend who filed the law suit. Her best friend's family took in the spoiled brat.

This girl is a handful. Her future will be filled with drama queening.

trudi said...

@Steampunk Jazz the boyfriend's family did not drag her family into court.

Brian said...

If the number of court incidents start to pile up, it will become more obvious that she is the problem, not the people around her.

Jessica Larson said...

A couple spoiled brats that have never had to work for anything that are in for a rude awakening when they get into the real world.

My mom is a long time teacher, now school administrator, if I had ever pulled anything like this she would have kicked my ass.

Henriette said...

I've been reading a lot about teenagers, and how their brains are such a mass of neurons at this age. The reason we remember our teenage years so vividly is due to how our brains are developing. I thought of that when I read about this.

Henriette said...

@trudi
That makes it worse if her best friend's family is that stupid. At least it made sense if it was the boyfriend doing the suing.

T1 said...

I guess dad was right about him being a loser.

Layna Day said...

Because I don't think it's being emphasized enough here--it's too bad she was assaulted. Even if she's a spoiled brat, she doesn't deserve that sort of treatment.

Frufra said...

@Gayeld - true that. Sister looks like a pill and a half. I'm not sad that I don't have daughters, and all the money in the world couldn't convince me to teach middle or high school. Lordy.

Boogie Zoo said...

+1

Frufra said...

@Henriette - yep. It's biologically reality - teenaged brains are a mess - my heart breaks when teens make decisions in that developmental fog that ruin the rest of their lives. I also strongly object to teens being tried as adults. There's a reason why kids have parents, and a reason why parents are legally responsible for their kids until they're 18.

Sophie Helene said...

Good for her for running to the police after the domestic violence.

PotPourri said...

The whole situation is one of 'controlling a person and separating them from the ones they love". CLASSIC ABUSE!

figgy said...

Yep @Frufra, neurologists say that the brain is not fully mature until around 25. And yet think of all the trouble "adults" can get into before then. (Witness my stepdaughter... oy... 22 next month, can't wait till her brain catches up! ha)

Sarah said...

It's great when other adults egg on asshole behavior

rajahcat said...

well maybe that age should be upped to 29 or 30

seems to be getting higher ever year

that so called age of maturity.......

she's a piece of work that one.....and I remember all of the press attention this was getting and people thinking she was abused-HA

Brenda L said...

Did that really happen this year? It seems like a long time ago.....

Vera Christina said...

If only her parents had bought land in the Sudan to make her a true princess.

Wut?

parissucksliterally said...

Well, she is sure making some excellent decisions.

Jordan said...

Say whatever you'd like, but 90% of all women are like this deep down... always the victim, always right, and screaming with a sense of entitlement.

texas rose said...

Sounds like she watches too many law dramas while growing up and thinks she has figured out the US legal system can help her in her personal life. Wouldn't believe a word out her mouth at this point.

Jessi said...

Oh Jordan, how I have missed thee.

Count Jerkula said...

@Henriette: No, not his parents, her friend's dad, who has since gotten himself into hot water with the town he acted as attorney for, because of separate stuff.

I am happy to hear this bim is single now. Anyone know her twitter, so I can try to get some? She's a dunce w/ mental problems, so it shouldn't be too hard, and choking is on my No List, too.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

This chick is a piece of work. Not exonerating the boyfriend, of course, but everything she accuses others of doing, I'm going to give side eye to until she can prove it. She's the worst. Also, I think she was fucking her friend's dad who was her lawyer when she was suing her parents.

teresa crane said...

I am not surprised at all by this

I thought she was fucking the dad too!!

SusanB said...

At her age with 2 court cases already, as an employer I'd think twice about hiring her - I'd wonder if I'd be the target of her next lawsuit if she's not happy.

All Lace no Leather said...

I thought she sounded like a spoiled brat, but still wondered if her parents were too strict and therefore wouldn't like any boyfriend. But now it sounds like they knew he was bad news.

PugsterMom said...

Spoiled entitled brat. No sympathy.

JoeInLA said...

Wow, I can't imagine why anyone would want to choke her.