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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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91.

dd    

@ LaVasha #86 That's his Last Name, TMZ's not making fun of him.

1330 days ago
92.

JLS    

What Amber did to Gary (I watched it) was the same thing Mel Gibson admitted to doing to Oksana.

He slapped her.

Why then would all of these people dismiss it when Mel did the same thing? Both instances are domestic violence, pure and simple. Amber slapped Gary, Mel SAYS he slapped Oksana.

I certainly hope the law is applied to Mel as well.

1330 days ago
93.

AD    

Good...she needs help.

1330 days ago
94.

MAC    

Don't forget he also slamed her with the door! They both need help....

1330 days ago
95.

Lisa    

FINALLY! Someone needed to do something about her. She really has anger issues and needs help. Maybe this will wake her up! That adorable little girl does not need a mother who acts like that. Gary needs to get his crap together and quit letting Amber push him around. He needs to make a better life for that precious baby girl!! With or without Amber!!

1330 days ago
96.

Rudy    

Good! This horrible beast has issues.

1330 days ago
97.

Nichole    

Well Daddy can save the tapes and show his lil girl what a frig'n train wreck her mother is when she's old enough.

And PS... he's not a *****.. he's smart. Had he smacked the pores off her face for touching him HE would've got locked up.
So good for him! Let the bitch bury herself!

1330 days ago
98.

e33    

why do fat people always have the SFS? (Same Face Syndrome)

This one looks like the fat is consuming her face and eyeballs.

She definitely has a 'touch of the downs'

If you say she lost weight recently, druuuuggsss...Lock that wildebeast up!! Nasty

1330 days ago
99.

Laura    

She totally deserves it! She thinks she's such a bad ass! Poor Gary, he should get custody.

1330 days ago
100.

becky    

She didn't respect him because he acts like a big loser... get up, get a job, lose some weight, get some respect for yourself and another woman might respect you back. I watched this show the other day for the first time and she did slap him and three seconds later he was calling and crying how much he loves her. It was nuts. I wanted to slap him and I'm not a violent person!!!

1330 days ago
101.

Nikkcolle    

She is a toad

1330 days ago
102.

Lu    

This is in reply to April comment 48:
I wrote comment 30 and your post below has nothing to do with what I said, so I think you wrote a reply to the wrong comment number, and no, Im not like Amber.
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and to comment number 30 you must be like her bc i know gary wasnt great he wouldnt get a job and he did act stupid BUT....Gary wanted to leave her bc he was sick of the mental,physical,and every other kind of abuse!i mean really,id be leaving her too,he would take the baby and leave and amber wouldnt even really care at least he was there for his daughter emotionally amber sure wasnt ive barely seen her being a mom,shes a sorry excuse for a mother

Posted at 10:48 AM on Nov 18, 2010 by April

1330 days ago
103.

Bob    

Just another reason that we should license people to be parents and enforce it.

1330 days ago
104.

chris    

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1330 days ago
105.

Lu    

@ 93.. lol, that's cute she thought that they were making fun of him. Aye yi yi.

1330 days ago
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