'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood denies felony abuse of ex-boyfriend, despite footage
Teen Mom "star" Amber Portwood has the nerve to deny that she should be charged with a felony after hitting ex-boyfriend Gary Shirley on the MTV show, saying that the very video footage that may prove her guilt in court isn't right. Do these kids even know how video cameras work?
"I didn’t hit Gary in front of (daughter) Leah so there are no felony charges," the 20-year-old told HollywoodLife.com. "None of this is true, there’s nothing against me. They can’t charge me if they don’t have proof."
Well, there is the little matter of raw MTV footage that was subpeonaed for the case, and the fact that it was shown on the freaking show. She's been charged with two felony counts and a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse after she choked, slapped, kicked and punched 24-year-old Gary with cameras rolling.
In the state of Indiana, domestic abuse is a felony if committed in front of a child, and the couple's 2-year-old was obviously in the room. The two felony incidents were Aug. 14, 2009, and July 18, 2010 (one of which was recorded but never aired on the show; watch the other above), HollywoodLife says, while the misdemeanor allegedly happened June 14, 2010.
Amber faces three years in jail and $10,000 in fines. We face having to keep up with these dregs of society for another year or more. Curse our bad luck!