Judge blasts spoiled cheerleader for suing her own parents

A New Jersey Judge has ruled against a ‘spoiled’ teenager who sued her parents for support after running away from home.


by Closer Staff |
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Rachel Canning said her parents, Elizabeth and Sean, had kicked her out after she refused to dump her boyfriend.

She also blamed them for her bulimia and accused her father of showing ‘inappropriate affection’.

Judge Peter Bogaard was left unimpressed after listening to an expletive-filled voicemail that Canning had left her mother.

He asked: “Have you ever in your experience seen such gross disrespect for a parent? I don’t see it in my house

Rachel, with her mum, Liz, in happier times...
Rachel, with her mum, Liz, in happier times...

“What is the next step…. Are we going to 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?”

Canning left home after her 18th birthday following an argument with her ‘heartbroken’ parents

They claim she was a rebellious teen who refused to do her chores or stick to her curfew.

Rachel accused her father, Sean, of kissing her on the cheek 'inappropriately'

They insisted she was never kicked out and their attorney stated:

‘To be clear, my clients never abandoned nor abused their child and they have asked her to come home.’

The teenager is now living with her friend’s parents who are also paying her legal fees of over $12,000.

Written by: Kiara Keane

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