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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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106.

whatsgoingon    

This crap should not be on tv. Why are we making celebrities out of these kids?

1402 days ago
107.

DW Wood    

All FAT chicks have nasty tempers....thats a fact!

1402 days ago
108.

Lovely Rita    

What a freaking PIG. MTV sux and so do all their shows. Lock them all up for being morons. Some people should be born barren.

1402 days ago
109.

konaehukai    

Ugly Chick + Ugly Dude = Ugly Baby.

One big happy trailer park family. Yeeehaw.

1402 days ago
110.

tara2786    

hate to have to say this but your all full of **** and bad manners, this girl has been under alot of stress since giving birth to her daughter, or is it post partum depression either way she is getting help for it, and i dont think she should lose her child over it, she didnt hurt her child in any way, 2 year. olds dont understand what is going on, and most likely wont remember it

1402 days ago
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cc    

The craziest thing about that do***ent was...her listed weight. Um, 5'4'' & 110 pounds? Yeah, not so much.

1402 days ago
112.

barb    

She needs to beseparated from that baby now. She is lucky he never hit her back .Mtv should be ashamed they let it get so far. Its a show good for ratings but the camera creww just staND AROUND AND WATCHED. hOW far will they let things go for ratings. So treat her as a unfit mother and take her baby away. Send her for therapy.

1402 days ago
113.

danielle    

its about damn time!!!! she says she blacks out during the assaults? buul sh*t! she knows exactly what she was doing and is making excuses like a petulant child!!! yet another reason whay kids should NOT have kids... gary is a better parent to leah than amber ever thought of being!! keep it up gary!

1402 days ago
114.

spenditall    

One thing I can say for Gary, he has a LOT of self control. Give the man credit for not beating the sh*t out of her the first time she put her hands on him. He is certainly not perfect, but at least he is trying... for Leah.

1402 days ago
115.

Raul    

She absolutely deserves to be charged and found guilty. She absolutely does NOT deserve the cruel comments about her weight.

1402 days ago
116.

Alia    

If she weight's 110 pounds I'm 35....

1402 days ago
117.

NICHOLE    

SHE NEEDS MORE THEN THREE YEARS ! CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE EXPOSED TO VIOLANCE .

1402 days ago
118.

Eddie    

GOOD she needs to pay the price for her crazy ass... finally. No one deserves to get hit and those who do deserve to pay the price. There shouldnt be any physical violence an any relationship. Women and Men need to keep their hands to themselves.

1402 days ago
119.

Jennifer    

It breaks my heart this sweet little girl is being exposed to this behavior. I was unable to get pregnant and travelled out of the country to adopt my son. It makes me sick every time I see people like her who have no right getting pregnant when they can't even take care of themselves and act like adults who are responsible for another life. I would take that little baby in a heartbeat, she has no idea how lucky she is to have her...

1402 days ago
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Cari    

Well its about time they did something about her violent actions! She has major issues! I hope this will show her that she needs help to beable to be a good mom for her little girl! Happy Birthday Gary! Hope u had a awsome birthday yesterday!
And Gary is doing awsome things! Him and Leah are happy! She had an amazing birthday party last week! And yes Im friends with him! Hes the MTV dad of the year!! Go Team Gary! WOOHOO

1402 days ago
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