Posted on | December 28, 2012 | 33 Comments
A 21-year-old theatre student has obtained a civil stalking restraining order against her parents after convincing a judge that they attempt to control all aspects of her daily life.
Aubrey Ireland is a gifted theatre major at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, often winning major roles in her school’s musicals. . . . Earlier this month, Common Pleas Court Judge Jody Luebbers ruled in her favor, ordering that her parents must stay at least 500 feet from their only child until September 2013.
“They basically thought that [because] they were paying for my college tuition and living expenses that they could tell me what to do, who to hang out with … basically control all of my daily life,” Ireland told ABC News.
The Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules.
The dean’s list student’s complaints against her parents began when she realized they’d installed monitoring software on her computer and her phone. They paid unannounced visits, traveling 600 miles from their home in Kansas, to meet with Aubrey’s department head.
They also accused their daughter of promiscuity, doing drugs, and having mental issues to the point where they were considering going to court to order that she get treatment.
“We’re so proud of our slutty dopehead psycho daughter!”
“My mom has always been very overly involved,” Ireland said. “I would have to get on Skype all the time to show them that I was in my dorm room, or there were nights I had to leave my Skype on all night and my mom would watch me basically sleep.”
She claims her parents, David and Julie Ireland, have been diagnosed with co-dependency disorder. Her parents, however, say their daughter is just a good actor, and is lying. They said she is “an only child who has been catered to all her life.”
OK, and whose fault is that? I mean, you invest your entire biological destiny in exactly one child, it sort of naturally follows that you’re going to “cater” to her, so she becomes a spoiled brat who grows up to be a slutty dopehead psycho . . .
Because Aubrey has cut all ties with them in a very public way, they now want a refund of the $66,000 they’ve already paid toward her education.
“We’re not bothering her,” Julie Ireland said. “We’re not a problem.”
Sure, you’re not a problem, Mrs. Ireland. Your daughter just got a restraining order against you, so either (a) you’re a paranoid control freak or (b) you’re right, she’s a slutty dopehead psycho.
Neither alternative is especially flattering to you, Mrs. Ireland.
Good luck getting your $66,000 back.