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Mindy McCready Says Her Mother Was Abusing Her Son Zander — Shocking Report

Fri, December 9, 2011 9:43am EDT by Add first Comment

Mindy is making some SERIOUS allegations against her mom, including beating her son with a wooden spoon and exposing him to a bizarre religion involving prophets, demons and ghosts!

Last week country singer Mindy McCready made headlines when she fled state lines with her son, 5-year-old Zander. In a recent interview with ABC News, she finally shared her side of the story: She says she was protecting him from her own mother, Gayle Inge, his legal guardian! “The thing about it is, no one knows my story,” Mindy said.

When Mindy’s attorneys wanted her to bring back her son to Florida, Mindy refused. “I told them ‘Do you know what it’s like to have one minute with him after having four years without him?'” she said. “Not giving up one minute for anything or anyone.”

Mindy says Zander is her reason to live, and she’s fighting to win back custody. “I couldn’t imagine loving something so much that instead of wanting to just lay down and die, I wanted to stand up and fight,” she explained.

But Mindy doesn’t just want her son back, she wants to protect him from her mother. According to her, Zander “says that Nana — that’s what he calls my mom — is so mean that her heart is black, and that she’s so mean she doesn’t know how to be nice anymore.”

She’s laid some serious accusations of abuse and says Gayle exposed her son to a strange religion called “Treasures of the Snow”: “My mom believes that she can astrally project herself, meaning she can be at five places at one time. They were encouraging my son to go around with them to churches and stand up on stage and, you know, scream gibberish, and then everyone act like it was something amazing that he said.”

In response to these shocking claims, Gayle told ABC News: “I have been Zander’s guardian for four-and-a-half years. There has been all kinds of scrutiny. He has never been abused in our care.”

But Mindy hopes she’ll have Zander back by Christmas. “I believe everybody makes mistakes and everybody grows up,” she said. “Zander saves my life and every time I want to let go and give in, I remember what he did for me. He saved my life.”

Do you believe Mindy’s claims? Should she get custody back?

-Anna Moeslein

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