PolitiChick Katie Abercrombie recently wrote an article about the 18-year-old cheerleader suing her parents for support, among other things. Now, a day after the judge in the case has temporarily denied her requests, some pretty shocking allegations are coming to light.
Rachel Canning is currently living with her best friend’s family, Jon and Amy Inglesino and their daughters, Jaime and Lauren. John is a lawyer and has taken it upon himself to pay for Rachel’s lawsuit. The trouble is, it looks like some of the more serious trouble she’s been in has actually occurred while with the Inglesino family! Included in the lawsuit is a request for $654 a week for child support, presumably for the Inglesinos.
Court papers show that the first time Rachel got drunk was when she had spent the night at the Inglesino’s home. Her father, Sean Canning said, “Rachel had been playing in numerous AAU basketball tournaments. One March 2011 morning, when Rachel was a freshman, I picked her up for the Inglesino household, after she had stayed the night, only to discover that she was hungover from a night of drinking vodka at the Inglesino home. Upon arrival at the tournament, she threw up on the sidewalk and in a garbage can…” Sadly, that wasn’t the only time it happened in their care.
It’s incredible and frightening how far this case has gone. The possible implications for parents hasn’t been lost on Judge Peter Bogaard, presiding over the case. After hearing a vulgar phone message from Rachel to her mother, Elizabeth, he said, “Have you ever in your experience seen such gross disrespect for a parent? I don’t see it in my house.” The more that comes out about this girl and her behavior, and particularly her accusations against her parents, the more frustrating it is to read about. There’s more drinking, an arrest, stealing a credit card, losing her cheerleading position for disappearing with her boyfriend during a game, abusing her sister…the list is long and speaks volumes.
As if dealing with the Inglesino’s isn’t bad enough, the parents of Rachel’s boyfriend, Lucas Kitzmiller, are attacking them, too. Jeffery and Lisa Kitzmiller claim that their son isn’t responsible for Rachel’s drinking or other problems. They went on to say that the Canning’s “always blame a boyfriend” for Rachel’s behavior. It turns out that they actually allowed her to spend two nights at their home when Rachel left her parents home. Then the mother had the audacity to call Elizabeth and ask her for permission to let Rachel stay there. Talk about overstepping your bounds! Also, keep in mind the state has investigated the family and noted Rachel was “spoiled”.
It really is amazing how many people are willing to just step in, assume they know this family’s business and dive in head first. This could have gone another way by a simple change in judges. It’s only a matter of time before we hear more cases of liberal judges remove children from Christian homes, homeschooling homes, homes where parents are against Common Core, etc. The “it takes a village” mentality runs strong in liberal veins. Hopefully, the judge will deny Rachel’s requests when they return to court on April 22nd, do you think they’ll appeal?
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. ~PROVERBS 15:5