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Was Amber Portwood Pushed Over The Edge By Gary Shirley's Verbal Abuse? New Details!

Tue, June 14, 2011 10:31pm EDT by 3 Comments

According to Amber’s brother Shawn Portwood, Gary is the root of all of Amber’s problems! Is Gary purposely trying to keep Amber away from baby Leah?

In a recent interview with E! Online, Shawn revealed why Amber is now in the hospital: “Amber told us she had a panic attack last night after Gary began calling her names, telling her he was going to take Leah away from her. He’s verbally abusive to her. Our whole family thinks he’s the reason behind all of Amber’s problems. He’s constantly threatening to take Leah away.”

Furthermore, Shawn believes that it was Gary who told Star Magazine that Amber had tied a rope around her neck and that Amber admitted to hospital staffers she had taken a bunch of pills.

Did Gary make this all up to make Amber look bad?

As previously reported, Detective Carroll knew nothing about a noose wrapped around Amber’s neck. “I don’t think that’s accurate. At least that’s not the information that I was given.” And further dispelling Star‘s report that Amber was unconscious and needed an oxygen mask, Det. Carroll said, “There were no noticeable signs of injury. She was conscious and coherent and able to speak.”

Shawn goes on to say, “Based on their actions, I really think Gary and his family are trying to keep Leah away from Amber.”

Meanwhile, an insider at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson, Indiana close to the situation confirms to that Amber was admitted to the emergency room earlier today and is still being treated at the hospital.

–Sandra Clark