What a mess! After Rachel Canning’s parents publicly accused her boyfriend, Lucas Kitzmiller, of being a bad influence on their daughter, Lucas’ dad is coming to his defense. Jeffrey Kitzmiller claims Rachel’s underage partying started long before Lucas came into the picture.
When Rachel Canning sued her parents, Elizabeth and Sean Canning, for kicking her out at 18 and cutting her off financially, they blamed Rachel’s former boyfriend Lucas Kitzmiller for creating a rift in the family. But Lucas’ father, Jeffrey Kitzmiller, says in a new interview that the Cannings had no business dragging his son into this, arguing that Rachel is responsible for her own bad behavior.
Rachel Canning’s Boyfriend — Father Speaks Out Against Rachel’s Mother
It looks like Rachel’s parents weren’t the only ones affected by her decision to sue them for high school and college tuition money. Lucas’ father, Jeffrey Kitzmiller, is furious with the Cannings for dissing his son in court.
“My son has been painted in a questionable light by some of the comments from the Cannings,” Jeffrey told MailOnline. “Their only experience of him is that he met the father long enough to shake hands. That’s the only interaction they have ever had. They made their decision about him from that. If you read the court papers, you can see the trend is with every boyfriend she’s had. It’s always the boyfriend who’s the bad influence. We have been dragged into this.”
Elizabeth Canning Disses Daughter’s Boyfriend In Court
We totally understand why Jeffrey would be upset after what Rachel’s mother, Elizabeth Canning, had to say about his family.
“Since she commenced dating Lucas Kitzmiller, Rachel has frequently become obsessed with drinking every weekend as a result of dating him,” Elizabeth said in court. “She [Rachel] was routinely bought home drunk by the Kitzmillers, well past her curfew. In ignoring our very lenient rules and curfews, it became the normal fashion on weekends for Lucas’ father or mother to drive Lucas and Rachel home from whatever party they were able to find around the country. Prior her dating him, Rachel had been dating another boy through the summer of 2013 where they rarely, if ever engaged in the heavy partying that was being exhibited nonstop in the fall of 2013.”
Elizabeth also accused Jeffrey of driving the two intoxicated teens home at 3:30 a.m. on one occasion.
So what do you think, HollywoodLifers — does Jeffrey have a right to be mad? Whose side are you on? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta