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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spoilt 18 year old sues parents to support her after she ran away

An 18-year-old girl Rachel Canning is suing her parents for support claiming she was abandoned by them after she turned 18. She also claimed her parents were behind her bulimia and that her father showed her 'inappropriate affection', UK Daily Mail reports
Rachel Canning (left) turned up to Morris County Court, New Jersey, yesterday dressed in her school uniform and pearls for the first hearing in her sensational case against her parents (right) who she claimed 'abandoned' her and owe her money. But her hopes were dampened when Judge Peter Bogaard read an expletive-laden and vicious answerphone message left by Rachel, from Lincoln Park, New Jersey, to her mother, Elizabeth, and said: 'Have you ever in your experience seen such gross disrespect for a parent? I don't see it in my house.'
 Rachel with her dad and mum when the going was good

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. The judge denied any immediate claim for cash and adjourned to a later date - but warned her there appeared to be insufficient evidence to support her claims so far.

The judge added: '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?' Her mother and father, Sean, broke down in court as details of how their family was torn apart were read out.

The judge today blasted Rachel for being disrespectful to her parents. When Judge Peter Bogaard read an expletive-laden and vicious answerphone message left by Rachel 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? 

‘I’m not going to put myself in anyone’s shoes, he’s (father Sean) trying to raise a child. It’s clear to me all the positive qualities Rachel obviously has, in terms of sports and academics, but I’m not going to step on a father for how he tries to get his child on the right tracks when she has obviously come off the tracks, to put it mildly.’

When summing up later he denied all immediate financial claims, including monthly maintenance, private school payments and legal fees.
Summing up, Judge Bogaard said: ‘The court was called upon to find whether immediate financial relief was needed… It is not necessary….

‘We have to ask ourselves, do we want to establish a precedent where parents live in constant fear of enforcing the basic rules of the house. If they set a rule a child doesn’t like, the child can move out, move in with another family, seek child support, cars, cell phone and a few hundred grand to go to college.

‘Counsel, also needs to ask themselves, 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….
‘I want both counsels to think of the potential slippery slope here.’
He added: ‘I think everyone needs to take a step back and realize this family and Rachel in particular is well worth the effort to salvage or attempt to.


Source: Daily Mail

111 comments:

Sunmola Oluwatosin said...

That's their own culture.

www.promoupdate.com said...

all deze children self... seems dey r on cheap drugz

Dondippino said...

haaa oh my God, this is the disadvantage of "oyibonism". sincerely nice upbringing with cane all along would have prevented this

Cagey Berry said...

Nwata ojoo! (Bad child!)

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wooow I admire the judge's decision and statements "should we open the door for a 12years old to sue her parents for an Xbox"

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Dee Gurl said...

i no fit laugh agagin.. so funny. hahahahhahah, Oyinbo children get mind o.. make she come try it for Nigeria na, if the judge wont insult her.. next please

Anonymous said...

The judge is right. If they grant d girl her wish, parents would become afraid to set down rules for their kids and dis is part of training. And soon 10yr olds will be suing their parents for not buying them a PS game. *rme*

Anonymous said...

Are u kiddin me una see shay oyinbo dnt belief in discipline let a Nigerian child try dis nonsense she or he might not leave 2 tell d tale . She's spoilt rotten
*****A-BELLE******

Anonymous said...

I so love the judge ....Omo ale!!!

Tush said...

Things r happening... shuuu!

Miss X said...

I do not know what is wrong with children in this age.

If my mother slaps an eye of that girl she will see stars.

Ride on judge...

bonita bislam said...

Its only in whiteman country that bullshits like this happen.Kids are taking their right way too far.episodes of hot slaps courtesy of moi will bring such a spoilt brat to her senses.what nonsense!

Anonymous said...

Am impressed with this judge. This is sound judgement, no doubt.

ms k said...

The judge is black in white skin#brilliant# I just love d judge. All dis spoilt kids abroad may God help their parents, kip waiting for child support o. Ewu

Anonymous said...

Spoiled brat...look at U, come nd try dis in 9ja na!...U will know that Blood is thicker than water

~Beautiful Lopez~

ONYX GODWIN said...

Dat judge is really wise!how dare u sue ur parents 4 abandoning u wen u initially ran away frm home !and to worsen situation ur an adult !u shud b in yaba left n stay wit my dad 4 jst a week...

jummai michael said...

So bad of her!
Sorry 4 d parents

Proudly dhrey said...

Nothing is wrong if parents wna set some rules for their kids to live by. Its their God given responsibility to look after you morally and otherwise. If you don't want those rules and wna live by yourself, then you are ready to take other responsibilities off them.

uchemichael said...

spoil brat, but I don't blame her anywhere cause America u made the rules so haw deal withit

Anonymous said...

Omo komo ....

Anonymous said...

that's what happens in a place were a child can easily call the cops on the parents





#milito da great#

Anonymous said...

that's what happens in a place were a child can easily call the cops on the parents





#milito da great#

hilary obiorah said...

If it was in Nigeria she'd be in cell now reaping the benefits of her lawsuit!

@edDREAMZ said...

Imagine say this pikin do this type of thing for naija, i swear her life will never remain the same...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Anonymous said...

See her wicked face!!!! Spoilt brat.

Tolulope said...

I am speechless! This case will not even be attended to in a Nigeria court.

Emeka Ihebie Lawrence said...

This is the kind of nonsense one gets to see in the so called developed countries. Can she try this in Nigeria? Na serious beating them for use knock serious sense enter her head.....Mtcheeew seriously spoilt brat

Olaleye Adisa said...

Oyinbo life style dey sweet die compare to African countries. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Yinotinto Juliet said...

Some of ds white kids are just plain crazy. sue ut parents? like WTH! come to Africa and try dat shit and u get serious spanking and a long session of deliverance.

Lex Soroh said...

see wahala sha wish na 9ja

bbm pin 7439955a said...

Linda I don't tire for all this white stories. Why can't u just focus more on our contemporary Nigeria stories. Nowadays Ur story's are old gist. Huh.

Almahroof Mubaraq said...

This isn't proper and it's can't happen here in Naija

***Starman***

Zimama Rufus said...

Are we going to leave our door open for our 12 years old, 15 years old...? O yea...nice question. Please let me help You add 8 years old and 5 years old kids. O yea...nice question.

One unique thing You won't find among African kids is disrespect for their parents. You will know the kind of guts and courage You will gather to disrespect Your elders talk more of Your parents.

Except in cases of families that didn't start early with regards to respect, obedience, e.t.c. or families where You have an only child who everything goes his or her own way, or in a case of love/marriage matters.

Disrespect for parents or suing Your parents who dash You liver... abii You get guts???

Valentine N Egbuna said...

De gal is beautiful. Linda tell her to come down 2 Nigeria. I will give her good aCcomodation and her basic needs. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

olubiyi said...

akukubi san she radarada... chai. waste of 9 months

Aby said...

Funny though, but i love the Judge's style of resolution.

@edDREAMZ said...

Spare the rod and spoil the child na wetin american parent dey do.... Well, na dem sabi.... But i which this gal na my sister, boooy, she for mellow like really calm down....
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

folake alice said...

See winch pikin way dem suppose sell for free. Ashe better thank her stars that her parent are not from Nigeria.

HOLLA-AT-MOI said...

one of the reasons i love my country.................u no fit try am for naija. u wan sue ur parents? dem go give u ur birth history. mmmmssshhhhheeeewwwwww

janelicious said...

Spoilt brat.

Pamela Ugochi Orji said...

Ngwanu, babes don wise up. Spoiled brat

Joy Kdp said...

Its always good to pray to God for good kids. This is y I don't support raising ones kids abroad cos the law has so made them to sue for even laws set in d home to guide d kids aright. SMH....kdp

diidy23 said...

I wish I were d judge. Instant 72 strokes of d cane everyday for 3days. Then send her 2 NIGERIA for proper trainin.

Anonymous said...

Ha this kind of child can order a hitman to kill the parents. God help us in this world.

Phanisy babatunde said...

Runs like who just snatched BB in a market filled with touts... Lols.. First to comment...
Phanisy says so Via BOLD 12

Opelicious Morgann said...

The girl needs some serious flogging and punishment a la Naija style. Kai!!! She's so damn spoilt!!!

Ijeoma Okafor said...

Not in 9ja sha. It can't fit happen.

Anonymous said...

Spoilt brat,lol oyibo life good, I will not have Lever to stand to parents and nag talk more of

Anonymous said...

Nice one, judge. I'm impressed! Rachel, go & collect one seat from SDK. Ish!

Dozie Igwebuike said...

Regrets are bound to come later. Maybe when dad or mum must have passed on.

Anonymous said...

Eyaa I feel the pains of her parents, na oyibo life sha

Anonymous said...

Spoilt brat,lol oyibo life good, I will not have Lever to stand to parents and nag talk more of

Chinny said...

who born am to try such for 9ja

Anonymous said...

Nothing we no go see again. ok! Am suing my parents for not being rich.lmao

jenny ajukwu said...

Kai oyimbo don spoil children... because you are 18, you move out of my fatherss house? and you dare to sue him again? infact the fear of been beaten to death will keep you in check constantly. even when you marry, and my father comes to visit you, you will be as straight as a pin. both you and your husband better behaved. ahahahaha loool

Anonymous said...

Compare with the "Pranking my African dad" clip

MY TURN said...

RUBBISH!!! TWALE TO ALL THE NIGERIAN PARENTS WHO TRAINED CHILDREN WITH IGBARUN IGBATI IGBAJU,IGBADI, AND ALL THE OTHER IGBA'S made us grow to be sensible respectful children(well not everyone)

SexiestEngineer said...

Don't know y daughters are never always grateful to their parents who had pass tru alot to raised them. **xame thing Uganda's President daughter did**......

Anonymous said...

NEKYNYMOUS said ......good radiance to bad rubbish. isi azu

afolabi eniola said...

She's is really spoilt, according to psychology, the behaviour of the girl towards her parent is due to fixation because some actions were not taken when she was still small

Anonymous said...

stupid girl

Shoutozone said...

Spoilt IDIOT!

Anonymous said...

NEKYNYMOUS said......good radiance to bad rubbish. Isi azu

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

She dey mad mke she com 9ja con do d@ 1,she go hail...

Bella said...

Hmmm.......White kids and their messed up lives. I pity her parents.

Adeolu Alatishe said...

Rachel must have been influenced by bad friends (her bf inclusive). I'm sure the Nigerian court will not hear the girl's case at all.

Anonymous said...

She is malnourished, she lacks vitamin Koboko.

www.promoupdate.com said...

This oyinbo pikin dem get craze 4 head

Tloc said...

Very sound comments from the judge, if this sets a precedence then parents wouldn't have grips on their kids and the essence of family values would diminish.

Anonymous said...

at 18, she's still going to high school. silly spoilt brat!
come and take money let me see ur head.
Thank God for Naija parents! mtchew!

derry said...

If I hear,mehn I love my culture.imagine me sueing my parents,its not possible.may God have mercy on them white people

Milly Pee said...

Justice well served

Anonymous said...

lol @ anonymous koboko

Anonymous said...

Kai imagine! Oyinbo ehn I taya 4 una oo! I luv ma naija! Do dat nonsense here! Whc jugde go evn listen 2 dat spoilt brat yeye case! White bitch!

Anonymous said...

Is this judge a black person by any chance? I hail him! This is what you get when you allow 'children' have their way in almost everything. How dare she sue her parents for such an insignificant matter? Shame on her. White kids need some good spanking at their formative years!

BOOTYLICIOUS said...

SEE THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DONT SPANK YOUR KIDS..
BRING HER TO NAIJA ALL SHE NEED NA MEMORY CARD RESET WITH ONE HOT SLAP.. FEAR NO GO GREE U TRY THID KIND SHIT FOR NAIJA COS AFTER COURT CASE WHEN YOU REACH HOUSE, MY PAPA WEY I KNOW GO DEAL WITH YOU.. SHIKENA

Sweet Mary ...@mzz_mary1 said...

Mad pikin
Come nd chop naija slap so dat ur brain will reset

Raina Sadiq said...

Na cane go solve her wahala

Anonymous said...

Well na abroad ds rubbish dey happen, I be school dropout,I no sue my parents,wetin i do be say,I struggle enter cotonou mkt,come dey do buying n selling till I enter hubby hux,God purnish devil,na over fEeding dey wori d girl n bad bf,both d parents wey she dey stay dere hux,she even dey laugh wey her parents dey cry sef,well she dey far frm home? Patty

creme said...

Wen I heard d news on gudmwnin america I felt like slappin some sense n2 d girl and ha frndz fada dat is askn 4 $13k as legal fees wtout representin d girl in court is a big goat

Anonymous said...

Tombs up judge you do well. Abi like say dis judge don stay for Naija small unlike the onyimbo wey we know go juz rule in her no minding that her parent have their on rules to set for their child while growing up. Nice one judge-Lester

Doofankoko said...

very idiotic girl. mtcheeeewwwwwwwww

Anonymous said...

very idiotic girl. mtcheeeewwwwwwwww

NennyD said...

We are now abusing them but soon if care is not taken, we all will be a victim of this kinda situation . it starts with over pampering a child. When a parent will insult his/her child's school teacher for trying to take disciplinary actions against their child. Time shall tell

Iriase ikhile said...

Linda this is a spoilt brat indeed,I love our African tradition,our culture irrespective of tribe.smh

@MeetdrealEvans said...

Dat Judge is good, I must say

fifi said...

Seriously lol

@MeetdrealEvans said...

If it was in nigeria am sure d judge will call a meeting of combined judges and they flog d dead hell out of her. Am sure dey shud follow d nigerian way this time, it will pay off wellemly

Anonymous said...

Oloshi, so ur dad is in yaba left? No wonder. Buh I still dey wait u 4 dat oda side.

olubukola luro said...

if is were i come frm #proudly9ja....my mum would ask two hefty guys in the court room to carry her hands and leg she gon be floged so hard even the judge no go yarn anytin stupid gal

Anonymous said...

She should have sued in a Sharia court n see if she go fit sit down with that same yansh

Amarachukwu said...

Silly girl...come try am for naija!

Anonymous said...

Useless fool...bad and wicked child!..Ekwensu no n'ude mmadu!
WIZKID SLAPPED?

Anonymous said...

Nonsense. Biko let them ship her straight to naija for one week she will beg to be back

Objective point'f view said...

If u havn't walked in someone's shoes, u have no right to call her spoilt. This judge is biased. Bringing sentiments into this case cos dey re her parents is so wrong. Y not look @ d facts of her case? Did she in anywy ask for luxuries (car, designers n co)?. This kid is asking for her tuition and medical bills. Some parents are rly not it. Sentiments just wont allow pple see the pains of this girl that actually made her go to court. One thng is certain, no matter the general public throwing her brimestones, her parents will forevr live with d heartache of whatvr personal pain they must've caused this girl to make her cry out.

B4 any1 cmes preaching, yes i know my bible and all the 'respect ur parents'. But dt dsnt give parents the right to mistreat a child. Correct them with love and not forcing ur ways into them. The kid however should hv sought extended family help rather than court. But it's a pity whites got no time for extended family bull shit. I jst pray God guards her and probably helps her get 'students loan' or stuffs like dt.

Anonymous said...

Why are you calling him Oloshi? He indirectly means his dad will discipline the girl......you people are terrible honestly. Sad!

Anonymous said...

First of all......ungrateful and absolutely rotten child.

There is no judgement as yet. The judge is only imploring the counsel (prosecuting lawyers for the girl) and no doubt the jury too to seriously consider the implication of this case on future cases if they successfully win/ rule in favour of the useless daughter!.

Anonymous said...

All of you barking make she come do am for Naija, una don finish whooping your politicians for looting billions of dollars from the people? All the Naija murderers, rapists, pedophiles, kidnappers, etc wey fill Naija nko? All these brats way dey knock people down in Lagos, Ibadan and other places with no regards no? Werent they raised by Nigerian parents on Nigerian soil with the so called Naija discipline? Make we hear one jare. Some of u go come hear and vomit evil stuff towards your fellow human beings, na who born una? Make una keep pretending and posing but make una no develop heart attack in the process.

Anonymous said...

Koboko dey settle matter in nigera

Anonymous said...

@Objective point'f U r the most useless person I've even come across. Ma guess is that u r single u don't know what it means to bear a child.

Anonymous said...

Lord i pray, tht someday You grant me a child, to raise him/her in africa. Where kid's discipline is harvested, respect is manufactured and where kids have to endure the true meaning of a love hate treatment frm thr parents.

Seriously, an african kid raised abroad is soo difrnt frm the one raised in africa by a true african parent, wth no atoms of any white man's culture copy cats. Some of these kids will want to chop off thr parents heads, and the parent will let him or her do it!

The judge, is so wise wth loads of jurisprudence senses, bless

Nonye said...

Objective point of view what are you saying? They told her that if she is going to leave in that house and under their care she had abide to by their rules and the rules of the house. She elected to live and then expects them to pay her bills notwithstanding. That's absolute poppycock! She is 18! In some families 18 is it, you are on your own henceforth! There is nothing be objective about! If you think you are grown, go ahead and be grown

Anonymous said...

Before you start preaching objective, the parents obligations to her ended when she clocked 18. Any thing they decide to do for her thereafter is just grace and not a right, so her being exceedingly disrespectful of them and still expecting them to cover her expenses, she is definitely crazy. If you cannot respect someone or listen to them then you do not need their money. You are 18. An adult. Take care of yourself. This is the reason child support payments end even for fathers when the child turns 18.

AnnMarie said...

she's a spoilt brat

dhobiz said...

Objective you really need to shut the hell up,what rule is too hard for an 18yr old to obey......like my father will say "a big boy/girl is one who can afford to settle their bills so the moment you feel you're now too big to obey his rules,you move out for him and start fending for yourself coz you can't give him conditions in his own house finish" the girl had better start having a rethink coz I don't think that judge is ruling in her favor lobatan

Anonymous said...

@ objective point'f may your child turn out to be this girl and may they drag your name , in the mud fool. Do you even have a child? Do you know how to mold an individual to an acceptable social standard? What wrong did they do other than to make rules in their own house for their children to follow and become responsible? How is it right that a girl comes out in public in order to win sentiments, tell the world her father touches her inappropriately and tells the mom she'd shit on her face? Is anybody deserving of a child who exhibits total lack of morals in this way? Most importantly, do you deserve a child like this? Please engage your brain next time before you write.

Anonymous said...

And whts wrong wf suin one's parents...Only bcos i'm Nigerian i'ld v sued dz ones dat calld demselves parents ova here for SEVERE CHILD ABUSE which z one of d fins dats causin my 366days severe depression!!!Asswipe pple yarnin nonsense here.......

curtis jr said...

even as old as i am, i dare not look straight in my dads eye. not because i fear him, but i luv and respect him so much.

Objective point'f view said...

Lmao @ d 'preachers association of the world' tearing body on top my opinion... mtschewww. So these are the so called parents????? With mumu, idiot n curses flying around. Spineless beings dt must follow follow other pple's comment.

Go n die if u hate my opinion. I've got no time for sentiments. Myopic brains that didnt see where d kid said her dad gets her drunk n touches her inappropriately n her mum calls her fat.

Little wonder many kids go through series of parental abuse (esp rape 4m fathers) and die in silence for fear'f wt the world will say. God'll will judge all u bigots who abuse ur kids n await public pity.

And for the ill mannered anon dt talked about my kids, i am so sorry to dissappoint u cos i have no intntion of imposing myself on my kids and they cannever go all out on me cos i cant deny them wt i know dey honestly deserve and i have it.

This kids parents will surely answer to God and will forever live with their conscience if they actually hurt this kid and are lying on public pity pretentiously. And if the kid herself is lying on them, she will also pay for it in due time.

Anonymous said...

In an attempt to feel among, you just made a complete fool of yourself. Being liberal and open-minded is not a ticket for such lack of restraint in thinking! I hope you can proudly show your kids these comments of yours and enjoy them suing you whilst making your home a thorn field for you. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

A Daniel has come to judge! I love the Judge's take on the girl's case. She's just being plain silly and a wet blanket. Her head must be set straight jare!

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