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Teen Mom's Mom Charged with Domestic Assault

1/20/2010 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The mother of one of the stars of MTV's "Teen Mom" was charged with domestic assault today, after she allegedly choked and hit her daughter last weekend.

Teen Mom Farrah Abraham Debra Danielson

Court officials tell TMZ Debra Danielson -- the mother of 18-year-old "Teen Mom" Farrah Abraham -- was charged this morning in Pottawattamie County court in Iowa ... and is due back in court on February 26 for a preliminary hearing. We're told Debra did not enter a plea today.

According to the Council Bluffs Police Department, Farrah accused Debra of choking her and hitting her on Saturday after a verbal argument erupted between the two over childcare issues and other problems.

When cops arrived at their home, they arrested Debra after observing multiple cuts on the right side of Farrah's lips.

UPDATE: A rep for MTV tells TMZ, "MTV is aware of the matter between Farrah and her family, and will continue to respect and support her as we tell her story. We understand the serious nature of these allegations, and encourage anyone dealing with domestic violence to access resources at or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)"

UPDATE: According to Debra's attorney, she's going to plead not guilty.


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this doesn't make sense because everyone knows women are nonviolent creatures of beauty, love and total empathy.

1739 days ago


god i hate this stuff,,she was disrespecting her mom and in iowa you get a beatdown..i will personally bail her mom out and in return i will make love to her daughter heh heh hey she is 18 and got a kid so its okay,,she is a bad girl anyways.. i will make her good..come to papa come tooo papa

im first you maggots and my gonads itch

1739 days ago


I'm glad SOMEONE finally b*tch slapped that annoying, spoiled, HORRIBLE teen mother. SHE HAS NO CONCERN FOR HER CHILD... and runs the streets while her parents care for her child!!!! She doens't even call her dad "dad" she calls him by his first name Michael. Complete disrespect right there. She needs to be knocked down a notch and realize her social life comes AFTER the care of her child. WAY TO GO MOM!

1739 days ago

No trailer trash    

Ah, trash.

Girls who have no business having children in the first place (too young, lack maturity and can't afford to care for them) born to mothers who were just like them.

Aren't you glad for trailer trash, otherwise TMZ would have nothing to report on and MTV wouldn't have any shows.

The decay of human society boggles the mind...

1739 days ago


Farrah cut off her nose to spite her face by having her mom charged with 'battery'. Now Farrah will actually have to take care of her own child! Just wait until she figures that out!

1739 days ago


I thought Phil Spector was already in prison...

1739 days ago


That kid and her parents were just on The Soup a week or 2 ago. She was veeerrryy bratty. Guess mom had enough.

1739 days ago

I selpt with John Edwards, too!!!!!    

why does everyone hate liberals now?

1739 days ago


Here we go again....

I feel sorry for this whole family.

1739 days ago


I don't believe this story one bit! Farrah probably lied to the cops about what really happened. I watch the show and see her mom as a loving individual that adores her granddaughter and unfortunately disrespectful daughter. Farrah needs to grow up and take care of her kid instead of pinning everything on her mom and dad.

1739 days ago


i, unfortunatly watch this show, and this girl has never once prooved to be a good mom. her child didn't ask for her to be born to a whore mom. she should be lucky her parents let her and her baby live in her house. if i was farrah's mom, i would have bitch slapped her along time ago and filed for custody of her child. she wants to be a normal, typical teen. the problem is she's not one anymore. not only that, but isn't she 18 now? grow the f**k up farrah. this girl is trash. i also heard the fight included a shirt being thrown by her mom and it landing near the baby. really? a shirt? cause that's going to do damage! this is suck bullsh*t andi'm pretty sure, being the drama queen that she is, farrah blew it out of proportion....she's used to blowing things anyway. what about brusing on or near her neck? oh wait! she didn't have any? surprise!!!i have no empathy for her. she deserves what she gets.

1739 days ago


Kick Farrah out of the house and get custody of that kid grandma/grandpa.

1739 days ago

J Byrd    

If you say you watched the show you would have seen the mom not satisfied with anything Farrah does. She is never ever satisfied. Farrah has never slept around with anyone on the show, so I don't see why people are calling her a whore/slut. She vowed on the aftershow she'd stop trying to date so STFU peeps. It's not easy raising a child with a never satisfied mom complaining about everything Farrah does. YOU GO GIRL!!! TEAM FARRAH!!!!

1739 days ago


Everyone is saying Farrah is spoiled, which I agree, but who do you think spoiled her in the first place? Her parents have raised her to be disrespectful. She should have been put in her place when she was young & maybe she wouldn't be the little b**** she is now. Her Mom has always acted a little strange to me anyway, but she loves that baby!!

1739 days ago


Ive seen this show as well, and yes I agree Farrah is very bratty and doesnt "act" like a mother, Ive seen on the show her mother slap her and be physical with her. No matter how "bratty or spoiled" Farrah is, it gives her mother no right to put her hands on her.

1739 days ago
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