‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ Girl, 5, Taken From Mom Who Allegedly Sexualized Her

Fri, August 17, 2012 11:07am EDT by 11 Comments
Maddy Jackson Toddlers and Tairas custody
Courtesy of TLC

The mother of Maddy Jackson, who appeared on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ dressed as Dolly Parton, is being accused of sexually exploiting her daughter! Read on for the shocking details.

Maddy Jackson, 5, has been appearing in beauty pageants since she was 13 months old, but she outraged viewers last year when she appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras sporting controversial fake breasts and a Dolly Parton costume!

On TLC’s hit reality show, Maddy’s mom Lindsay Jackson was shown putting fake breasts in the dress, and now Maddy’s estranged father Bill Verst wants custody.

But Lindsay is fighting back hard to keep her daughter.

“Maddy has been doing pageants since she was a baby and this is the first time Bill has ever said I’m a bad mother,” she told Radar Online, according to the Daily Mail.

“‘He never made an argument about it until the show aired and now he’s trying to say that she’s sexualized and that I’m trying to exploit her and I’m not!”

However, Maddy’s dad doesn’t exactly have a clean record. According to Lindsay, Bill is a convicted felon on probation for a DUI and endangerment, which she says the judge and the court-appointed psychologist are ignoring.

The pageant mom also fears she is fighting a losing battle, thanks to her estranged husband’s wealthy family.

What do YOU think of Maddy’s participation in beauty pageants HollyMoms? Should her dad get custody?

– Christina Stiehl

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