'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood says MTV made her hit ex Gary Shirley
By now everyone should know that reality TV is far from reality, so it comes as no surprise that Teen Mom Amber Portwood is saying MTV paid her to start the fights with baby daddy Gary Shirley that have landed her in court with felony abuse charges. Oh, the old TV-made-me-do-it defense.
"Amber knows she needs a good defense, and reality show producers are known to stage scenes, so she thinks it's believable," a source told the National Enquirer, saying MTV gave her an extra $1,000 to "get physical" during the tussles. "She says that the producers were concerned because they don't get much drama from the other moms. They told her that she and Gary were the most popular couple on the show and that they would pay her extra to provoke a fight. Amber says Gary didn't know about it because they wanted a 'spontaneous' reaction from him."
Those spats ended up saddling the 20-year-old with two felony counts of domestic violence, since the couple's 2-year-old daughter Leah was present at the time, as is the law in Indiana. She also has a misdemeanor count against her.
"She can't believe MTV would put her in this position," the source added. "It will negatively affect her for the rest of her life if she ends up having felonies on her record." Obviously she knows nothing about show business.