Spoiled New Jersey teenager Rachel Canning has finally dropped the lawsuit against her parents, Todd and Elizabeth Canning. After Rachel moved back into her parents home on March 12, the honor student seems to have her financial issues resolved. Will the Canning family be able to move forward after this highly-publicised legal drama?
In court on Tuesday, March 18, a judge dismissed Rachel Canning‘s lawsuit for living expenses and tuition against her parents after she decided to drop the lawsuit altogether.
Rachel Canning Drops Lawsuit Against Parents
Family Court Judge Peter Bogaard dismissed 18-year-old Rachel Canning‘s lawsuit against her parents, Todd and Elizabeth Canning, in a Morris County, New Jersey court on Tuesday, March 18.
During the court appearance, Rachel testified that she has changed her mind and would like to see the case dismissed. After Rachel’s testimony, Judge Bogaard agreed to dismiss the case and stated that he believed Rachel “is obviously an intelligent young woman who has a bright future.”
Rachel started the lawsuit after her parents kicked her out of their Lincoln Park home, claiming they were financially responsible for her living expenses, as well as both of her high school and college tuitions. The total financial pay out from her parents came to $650/week. However, Rachel’s initial appeal for financial support was denied in court on March 5. The following week on March 12, Rachel reunited with her parents and was allowed to move back home, though Todd and Elizabeth’s lawyers claimed it was “not contingent on any financial and/or other considerations.“
The Canning’s Are ‘Healing’ Together
Now that Rachel is back home, the Canning family still has to work together to move forward from all of this drama. Not only was Rachel suing her parents for financial support after they kicked her out, but she also made some indecent allegations against them as well.
During a recent hearing, Rachel claimed that her father would come in her room and wake her up at 2am to play beer pong or drink together. Of course, Todd was quick to deny these claims made by his daughter. Rachel also blamed her parents for her eating disorder, citing their demands that she be ‘perfect.’
“Some level of normalcy has finally returned to the family,” an official statement from Snyder & Sarno of Roseland on behalf of the Canning family read. It also mentioned that Todd and Elizabeth “are happy to be reunited and thankful that their daughter is back home.”
Tell us, HollyMoms — What do you think about Rachel’s decision to drop the lawsuit against her parents? Let us know your thoughts below.
— Lauren Cox