The brother and sister, now in their 20s, also allege their mom neglected them by haggling over the price of clothes and refusing to buy them toys!
Kathryn and Steven Garrity II wanted $50,000 in compensation for the ‘bad mothering’ they received at the hands of mom Kimberly. They were even represented in court by their DAD — Kimberly’s EX — but a judge ruled in HER favor!
Kathryn, 20 and Steven, 23, listed a catalog of ‘abuse’ in their lawsuit, including claims their mom threatened to call the police if they refused to wear a seat belt and demanded they return home from parties at midnight.
Steven was particularly aggrieved by an ‘inappropriate’ birthday card that featured a picture of cartoon tomatoes and included no money.
The court also registered concern a ruling in the kids’ favor could “could potentially open the floodgates to subject family child-rearing (to) excessive judicial scrutiny and interference.”
Defending the decision to sue, Kimberly’s ex-husband Steven Miner insists, “(The children) do not view their (lawsuit) as an attack on mothering, but rather on accountability.”
“Everyone makes mistakes, but… there must be accountability for actions. Parenting is no different.”
Is this the craziest thing you’ve ever heard? According to the Chicago Tribune, Steven and Kathryn were raised in privilege in a $1.5 million house!
Thank God common sense prevailed and Kimberly won!
She insists she still loves her kids and hopes to have a relationship with them in the future. Could you forgive and forget, HollyMoms?
– Ian Garland
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