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'Teen Mom'

Charged with Domestic Violence

11/18/2010 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Amber Portwood -- one of the stars of the MTV show "Teen Mom" -- has been charged with domestic violence and battery for allegedly beating the crap out of her baby daddy in front of their daughter.

Amber Portwood
Indiana officials confirm ... the 20-year-old faces two felony counts and one misdemeanor for allegedly attacking 24-year-old Gary Shirley three separate times from August 2009 to July 2010.  

Officials have acknowledged that the criminal investigation was launched after the MTV show aired -- which included footage of Amber smacking Shirley several times.

Cops say Amber not only slapped Shirley in front of the kid -- but she also punched him several times in the face and upper-body.

If convicted on all counts, Portwood faces three years behind bars and fines up to $10,000.

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61.

kelly     

she shouldn't have leah anyway , Gary seems to be a better father than she is a mother , he doesn't let the child scream in her bed. Amber treats her child like she treats Gary , like crap !I think she should serve time and Gary get Leah , and he knew what was up if he hit her they would have called the cops right then , noone would be investigating these incident after the show was done.

1414 days ago
62.

Tanya Oakley    

All of these comments seem really harsh. She isn't that heavy of a girl anymore ad having a baby tends to put weight on you. Most women in the real world don't drop weight like the movie stars do. What is wrong with TMZ followers. When Chris Brown hit Rhianna people were saying it was her fault. Now this girl slaps her unproductive baby's daddy who sits like a lump on a log and in no way tries to provide for his family and she's the big Villian. I'm not saying what she did was right, just that most people commenting on here must be between 15 -24 because your reasoning skills still aren't there. By all means she should be held accountable for her actions but did Gary press charges no.. He's the idiot that stayed around. Obviously this girl has some serious anger issues, combined with the stress of being a teen parent it's no shocker.

1414 days ago
63.

K    

Amber appears to be lazy, crazy, selfish. From MTV, I cannot recall every seeing Amber play or give quality attention to her daughter for more than a few seconds. Amber appears do a lot of laying around. If that's how she is when MTV is there, then I am thinking she is probably a lot worse when cameras are not on her...possibly just leaves her daughter in a crib a majority of the day, etc.

1414 days ago
64.

THIN LIZZY    

That chick is bat-s--t crazy. If I were Gary, take that kid, start working out , drop some pounds and become the hound doggie you need to be from all this press.

1414 days ago
65.

dd    

@47 I think she is a size 1 or 2 now, I'm wondering what she took to lose so much in such a short time! That could be the cause of her anger and her sleeping so much..

1414 days ago
66.

shirley    

good

1414 days ago
67.

jb    

Attn All Males:

Let this be a lesson to you; wrap your sh*t. Now this poor guy is stuck with this nasty, f*cked up, trailer trash for the next eighteen years. All this could've been avoided.

Well, maybe it's the best that that fat moron Gary could do, but try and be smarter than him.

1414 days ago
68.

Broeheem    

"Apple in the mouth". Good one...hadn't thought of that one, but how appropriate. Grunt grunt grunt grunt grunt.

1414 days ago
69.

Prancy    

MTV needs to get their act together. Have you seen the new season of 16 and Pregnant? Another teen mom-to-be going off physically on the baby daddy! What's up with these teen moms? Don't they understand they are on tv AND it's illegal to assault people? Enough already!

1414 days ago
70.

Cindy    

It's about time!

1414 days ago
71.

Thunder Flash    

"Amber Portwood -- one of the stars of the MTV show 'Teen Mom'"

Really? A star? Amber Porkwood is bigger and wider than the sun, so I guess I understand the "star" tag.

1414 days ago
72.

cherrybomb666    

good. the effing pig deserves it. she should have her kid taken away too.

1414 days ago
73.

annie2    

This is true equality of the sexes, I am very happy she is being charged. Abuse is abuse no matter the gender of the abuser!

1414 days ago
74.

B    

She needs to learn her lesson and get help so she can actually become a good mother.

1414 days ago
75.

Lynn    

Awesome! The only thing I'm concerned about is that Leah has been taken out of that violent situation. Amber is alot of things including an unfit mother. You can already see the effect she's having on her child.

1414 days ago
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