Rachel Canning: Boyfriend’s Father Angry Over False Claims Made

Wed, March 5, 2014 6:44pm EDT by 36 Comments
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Peter Leh

Posted at 8:03 AM on March 7, 2014  

You see how nuts the whole lot of them are. Mr Kitzmiller, where is the wisdom of letting your son continue a relationship knowing Rachel’s Father does not approve? They are kids sir, be a father. And how crazy are the Cannings to let the Kitzmillers bring your girl home intoxicated and late “routinely”? ONE TIME is enough to have a come to jesus meeting and immediately dismiss the Kitzmillers. These parents are just scared of their own kids. The benefit parents being scared of their kids? We get entertainment.

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kathleen

Posted at 8:03 AM on March 7, 2014  

Reminds me of a friend’s son a few years ago, he was about 20 when he whined “I want to be independent but dad won’t give me the money.”

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Sean Smith

Posted at 7:37 AM on March 7, 2014  

I am nearly an old man now and I support these parents 100%. This little cow needs to grow up. If she was my daughter she would not get a penny, she has made her bed let her sleep in it.
I will now tell you a story that is not that much different from many millions of stories from around the world. My aunt left rural Ireland at the age of sixteen, no work and if you were female at that time you were not getting any of your fathers land or inheritance ( as did my mother and father God rest their souls ). She went to London in 1939 just at the start of the second world war, can Rachel Canning the spoilt little cow even imagine what that was like . She trained as a nurse married and had a good life. She never asked anyone for anything she and was never given anything. Everything she and her husband had they worked very hard for. Again, can Rachel Canning the spoilt little cow imagine that. When she died she has a great many savings and investments and guess what? my aunt left all of this to various charities. Would Rachel Canning do this I suspect not the spoilt little cow. I myself went out to work at 15 years of age earning a pittance. Nobody gave me anything and it was instilled into me by my parents not to take or ask for anything. This woman, because that is exactly what she is, needs a good kick up her soft little backside, she needs to get a minimum wage job and live in what you call over there “A Project” and learn a few hard life lessons and then she will not be so quick to abuse her parents in such a shocking way. If I had have tried those shenanigans with my parents, even at the age of eighteen, I would have received a good hiding and would not have been able to sit on my backside for a month.
RACHEL MANNING GROW UP YOU SELFISH UNGRATEFULL SPOILT LITTLE COW AND COUNT YOURSELF LUCKY THAT YOU HAVE WHAT YOU HAVE. YOU MAKE ME SICK.

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JJ

Posted at 10:07 PM on March 6, 2014  

I read her claims and it says that her parents abused her both mentally and physically. On one occasion her father got her drunk at a wedding and she woke up in the bathroom and he in the bed. However, she does seem to have a lot of behavioural problems and has an I-get-what-i-want attitude. It’s really a case of who to believe.

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Posted at 8:21 AM on March 6, 2014  

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Posted at 2:39 AM on March 6, 2014  

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Posted at 2:38 AM on March 6, 2014  

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Mariah

Posted at 12:35 AM on March 6, 2014  

Lets ask ourselves an honest question. Why would Rachel Canning a newly emancipated teen with no income go through all the trouble of suing her parents if she wasn’t in fact being mistreated and misrepresented by her parents. Seriously this entire legal dispute over some house rules? She appears to be a fairly competent person with being an honor roll student and an ardent participant in school activities. If she was in fact the delinquent her parents make her out to be she would have no legitimate reason or basis for taking her parents to court. Secondly, why would the father of her best friend, a professional lawyer, fund her case if it wasn’t in fact legitimately rooted in the financial and emotional abandonment Rachel experienced as a result of poor parenting? I think the general public is more inclined to side with the parents because it is their house and their rules, but perhaps before drawing a conclusion you consider the very real possibility that Rachel isn’t some spoiled brat her parents make her out to be. She has a voice and I think its important that we do not completely dismiss her side of things just because she is young. Wisdom and understanding is not constituted by how old you are, just because Sean and Elizabeth Canning are the parents in this situation doesn’t mean they are by default correct or justified in their actions. It is important in parent child relationships to have both mutual respect and responsibility. Lastly, even if Rachel did everything her parents claim she did, you as a parent are going to then strip her of the one thing (college) that is going to shape and better her future and the rest of her life? Additionally, without her catholic high school bills payed she wont even be able to graduate from high school. Something is seriously wrong with a parent who impedes their child’s development and positive upbringing to that extent.

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Sage

Posted at 1:12 AM on March 6, 2014  

um…cause she’s a spoiled brat?

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Paige

Posted at 1:28 AM on March 6, 2014  

Exactly! We are not getting the whole story here. I do believe she has some behavior problems, but I am not convinced these parents are without fault. Withholding high school tuition as punishment ultimately serves what purpose?

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paulakey245562841

Posted at 3:54 AM on March 6, 2014  

Mariah: How old are you? Tell me where is the respect when the brat has to come home drunk (underaged drinking). The brat needs to grow up. You are wrong on the poll – 76% favor the parents. While she is living under her parents’ roof, there are rules to be obeyed.

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semichorus

Posted at 4:09 PM on March 6, 2014  

Yeah, so let’s kick her out of high school! And the home!

That’ll show ‘em.

 
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JustSaying

Posted at 4:15 AM on March 6, 2014  

The private catholic school waived her fee until the case was settled. Either way though, there’s such a thing called PUBLIC SCHOOL where people can go to for FREE! On top of that, you are considered a legal adult at the age of 18. Parents have absolutely NO OBLIGATIONS to pay for higher level of education. If she’s such a great student, then why not get a job and apply for scholarships? If she’s living on her own for more than a year, she can even apply for financial aid. And furthermore, her parents said that they would pay for her college schooling if she agreed to move back home, which btw I think is a mistake because if she’s partying hard in high school–she’ll party even harder in college. However, she refuses to move back home, therefore she herself is making the decision not to attend school. You are way to young to understand or to shed some logical light on this situation. No matter which way you look at it, this girl is doing this to herself. She isn’t willing to compromise, further cementing herself into the “biggest brat ever” category!

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semichorus

Posted at 4:00 PM on March 6, 2014  

You don’t know what you’re talking about. In most states it’s 19 if you’re still in high school. In New Jersey, parents can even be forced to pay for COLLEGE.

I agree with the commenter above. What parent in their right mind tries to kick a kid out of high school? And– by not letting her come back — they in effect kicked her out of the house.

All rachel is asking for is what every other similar kid gets– which the parents don’t want to do. And “partying”? Big deal. She’s apparently an honors student with the FULL BACKING of her school.

This all so disgusting– the fact that she had to sue, the fact that everyone else is calling HER names, the fact that people are so hypocritical about the help THEY all got when young.

 
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LH0904

Posted at 4:16 PM on March 6, 2014  

semichorus…..are you a parent? You are living in a delusional world if you think the people of public opinion are all hypocritical because of the “help they all got when young”. The reason the majority of America sides with the parents is because Rachel has been afforded a much more privileged life than most kids in America. You must also come from a privileged home, as YOUR level of entitlement is spewing out of you. “What parent in their right mind tries to kick a kid out of high school”? Are you serious?? She is still in school. As an adult, if she can not afford the expensive private school her parents were kind enough to provide her growing up, she can go to public school for free!!!! Pull your head out…..Rachel made a choice. It’s very simple…you either A. Follow the house rules, or B. Move out and live on your own. If it was so horrific in her home, why would she want anything to do with them at all. If my parents were so abusive I wouldn’t want a darn thing from them.

 
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Posted at 10:25 AM on March 6, 2014  

She’s not “newly emancipated,” she’s 18, which makes her an adult just like the rest of us. Even if she was mistreated (like many of us), the parents are not obligated to pay any of her bills, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. As far as the school goes, let her go to public school and finish there, like everyone else. She was already accepted into college. No, there is nothing “seriously wrong” with a parent who stands up to her for not following their rules, especially if she is an adult. Their house, their rules. They are no longer responsible for her “development and positive upbringing.” She is now an adult, welcome to the real world. Your comments are STUPID. It’s people like you who encourage this younger generation of entitled brats who think everything should be handed to them. Shame on you, because we are the ones who have to put up with their spoiled, lazy behavior in the workplace everyday.

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mmh489

Posted at 12:35 PM on March 6, 2014  

When I say “newly emancipated” it is to emphasize her lack of ability to support herself financially. A. because she has no credit therefore can get no loans to supplement the roughly 30,000 dollars that will be owed if she attends the University of Vermont. Granted she has a $20,000 scholarship but it cost about $50,000 to go there, therefore she would need a cosigner (her parents) to get a loan to attend their or any other school she’s been accepted to.

“Even if she was mistreated (like many of us), the parents are not obligated to pay any of her bills.”

So why have kids if you don’t provide them with the opportunities to provide for themselves i.e send them to college? Lets be real if all parents adopted the philosophy that once their child turned 18 they were no longer financially responsible for them we as a nation would be screwed because NO ONE WOULD BE IN COLLEGE. The cost of college tuition has jumped by 500% since 1985. Community college is always an option but from there you have to transfer to a 4 year school to get a diploma. Even if you made the decision to get a job that eight dollars – I’m sorry $7.65 with taxes – is not going to be enough to get a college degree, let alone living and food expenses. I’m not saying she’s not completely excusable with the drinking and braking curfew, but she’s not going to go through the trouble of suing her parents if she didn’t truly feel uncomfortable in their house. Who in their right mind says “OMG I know I broke curfew a few times and didn’t break up with my boyfriend let me sue my parents for setting down some ground rules.” No. There is clearly a deeper motive for Rachel Canning generated by what she feels was abuse by her parents. All I’m saying is to not completely rule her out based off of limited knowledge of the circumstances. It makes absolutely no sense for a professional, respected lawyer (John Inglesino, the best friend’s dad) to bankroll her case if it wasn’t based in some validity. Did you ever consider hmm who would sue their parents for not being allowed to break house rules? That person would be an outright idiot because they have no case. But if someone says hey let me sue my parents because I feel like they abused me mental, verbally, whatever, and now their not paying for college, that makes more sense. Her misbehavior weakens her case, but to say she has no case at all is absurd.

 
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LH0904

Posted at 1:41 PM on March 6, 2014  

Well said Please! Btw Mariah, her parents did not “strip” her of a college education. Millions of kids every day go to college by applying for scholarships and student loans with absolutely no funding from their parents, and work a job for their living expenses. Since Ms. Canning is an honor student she should have no problem applying for scholarships to fund her education. Her problem is that she doesn’t want to live at home, but wants the benefit of the comfortable life style her parents afforded her. Suck it up Buttercup…..get a job, a couple of roommates, and a case of ramen noddles like all the other college kids do!!

 
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Posted at 1:50 PM on March 6, 2014  

News flash, “mmh489:” ALOT of people aren’t able support themselves financially, even people who are older than her, and they do what they need to do. That’s why they get a job, apply for scholarships (isn’t she an honor student??) and do what they can. The parents are no longer responsible for supporting her, because she is an ADULT now. You still sound ridiculous. She was very rude and disrespectful to her parents, not to mention the nasty voicemails she left. She made her bed, and now she needs to lie in it. She wants to have her cake and eat it too, to do whatever she wants, but still be supported. Her parents are NOT responsible for paying for her college. Are you an American?? In this country, when you turn 18, you are legally on your own, so get a job and grow up.

 
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semichorus

Posted at 4:02 PM on March 6, 2014  

You’re wrong. Parents are responsible for high school kids until 19– and in NJ, it can be all the way through COLLEGE!

And that’s how it should be!

BTW … how much help did YOU get when her age? Probably a lot.

 
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seattlesunshine

Posted at 10:59 AM on March 6, 2014  

There is such a thing as a public school – it’s good enough for everyone else. And do you seriously think her parents, who have been paying for her to go a private school, which by any stretch of the imagination is NOT cheap, would on a whim decide not to fund her college tuition just out of the blue for no good reason? It’s simple – if you want your parents to pay for everything, BE their daughter, live at home (or at an accepted alternative), follow some rules, don’t bully your siblings, help out at home, do some chores, give the parents the respect they deserve and get a freaking education. If you’re 18 and make the adult decision to move out and want to live your own life, then do so. But you can’t have it both ways. This girl is the epitome of spoiled and entitled. Nobody is entitled a college education – you want it, work for it. Earn it. And maybe you’ll make something of yourself.

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semichorus

Posted at 4:06 PM on March 6, 2014  

It wasn’t just “some” rules. One of the main issues her father had was that she lost interest in her junior-high basketball team. Big whoop– what a control freak.

I feel sorry for the girl. She sounds very healthy– with jerky, authoritarian parents. Who — btw — have no problem forcing her out of HIGH SCHOOL!

That’s what destroys THEIR credibility.

 
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JeffreyPtr

Posted at 11:36 PM on March 6, 2014  

Just a thought. In 30 years of teaching, I’ve seen a great many high school seniors develop a bad case of “senior-itis”. They engage in all sorts of bad behavior once they get that acceptance letter form a college, believing the world owes them a free ride for their last school year and that no one can do anything to them any more.

The judge noted other incidents in the past year, one or two school suspensions, drinking, losing her captaincy on the cheerleading squad and being kicked out of the campus ministry for misbehavior. What was taken in evidence shows something more complex then a sweet honor student that’s been mistreated by her parents. She left the home just after she was suspended for truancy. I read some exchanges between her and her parents that paint a very different picture of the girl. She has used language with her mother that few would tolerate from their child. The parents were willing to take her back home but showing respect for her mother and giving up the boyfriend were non-negotiable. Apparently the judge believed it was the girl that walked out and that she’s an adult at 18. She isn’t entitled to support.

Her friend’s father is a lawyer and may have put the idea of a law suit in her head and making up abuse is common enough when you are only concerned with winning a legal action. The motivations of the friend’s father could be many. Lawyers bring actions that are without merit all the time. This should have been resolved through counseling not the courts.

As for the girl’s parents, they may certainly have some issues. They may have felt that she’d come to her senses when faced with the very consequences you mention of not completing high school and losing out on going to college. Her new attitude toward school and authority may indicate that she isn’t really ready for college and any money spent on her for it would be wasted. I’ve seen this too frequently also, an honor student goes to college and and spends their first and only year there partying.

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Jerry

Posted at 8:59 AM on March 10, 2014  

Maybe you are the entitled Rachel?

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Mary Spencer

Posted at 7:55 AM on March 11, 2014  

by law they have to get her thru high school, the rest is up to her. The girl is a 4.0 student, in a private school, she clearly isn’t that dumb. I suspect there is another side to the story and those only thinking she is a spoiled brat and don’t care to even entertain there may be an underlying problem on the parent side. While I do believe they are both to blame the bottom line is the law is the law and if your not willing to abide by that then don’t have children. Pay her high school balance and let her apply for student loans like almost every other college bound student if she chooses to attend college and if her grades are as good as they say then she won’t need her parents money anyway. Work study is a wonderful thing. And I am not a teenager, I am a parent of 3 children, all teenagers.

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JeffreyPtr

Posted at 9:06 AM on March 11, 2014  

As in most cases it doesn’t matter what we think the law says, only what the judge interprets it to say. I don’t think the law requires that parents send their children to a private school, which may be why the judge said no to the tuition. Another other big issue is living expenses. She left the home, they didn’t throw her out. There are documents in evidence of conversations that indicated the parents would take her back, but respecting her mother and dropping the boyfriend were not negotiable. Apparently the judge thinks at 18 you have the right to move out but can not force others to pay for your decision.

 
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KingHippo

Posted at 11:29 PM on March 5, 2014  

What does this have to do with Hollywood? These people aren’t actors or celebrities…

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George Washington

Posted at 11:15 PM on March 5, 2014  

If you cannot handle parenthood, do not stick your penis in a vagina. It is that simple.

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Mister Baja

Posted at 10:47 PM on March 5, 2014  

o don’t get a boy friend, girls.
……I’M STILL SINGLE!!

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JeffreyPtr

Posted at 10:44 PM on March 5, 2014  

It’s normal for parents to try to deflect blame away from their child. It doesn’t matter if the boyfriend is totally innocent or if it’s a case of a father protecting his child. Ultimately the girl is responsible for her own actions and decisions.

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paulakey245562841

Posted at 3:50 AM on March 6, 2014  

Why the hell didn’t the boyfriend’s parents stop his underaged son from drinking? Why was she drinking as an underaged teen? I support her parents. This is a brat

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semichorus

Posted at 4:07 PM on March 6, 2014  

Shock of all shocks! Kids partying and drinking. Yeah, throw them on the streets!

You hypocrites.

 
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Posted at 7:32 PM on March 5, 2014  

Even though they kicked her out or whatever, her parents are still spineless, with the father crying on national TV. They seem like the typical parents who blame everyone else for their little precious’ behavior, as in the boyfriend (s).

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paulakey245562841

Posted at 3:51 AM on March 6, 2014  

This girl is anything but “precious”. She is willful and if she thinks she is an adult and arrives home drunk…then she needs to grow up.

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IIII

Posted at 10:27 AM on March 6, 2014  

DUH…I know that, it was sarcasm, dummy.

 
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