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'16 and Pregnant' Family -- Furious With MTV

12/2/2010 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

One of the families featured on this week's episode of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" is threatening to sue the network -- claiming producers schemed to portray them as reckless, unsupportive relatives.

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Kathleen Green (left) -- the grandmother of baby daddy Isiah -- tells TMZ the network "defamed" her family because "nothing that aired is what happened" in real life.

Kathleen tells us MTV set up shots and heavily edited footage in the episode -- which revolves around Isiah, his baby mama Christinna (right) and the birth of their daughter Destiny.

Kathleen says she's particularly upset with a scene involving a DNA test she bought for Christinna -- claiming she came off as a cold-hearted bitch because MTV left out one key detail -- "They didn’t show that [Christinna] had told us she had had sex with some other guy."

Now, Green says her family wants to sue the network for defamation.

Calls to MTV have not been returned.


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46.

Sensible Grandma    

THE GRANDMOTHER HAS A RIGHT TO VOICE HER OPINION. IF IT IS TRUE THAT THERE WAS ANOTHER BOY INVOLVED THAN A DNA SHOULD BE TAKEN. IF THE BABY'S MAMA IS SO SURE WHO THE FATHER IS, THAN SHE SHOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO PUT THIS TO REST AND HAVE A DNA TEST. THAN THE GRANDMOTHER AND THE WHOLE FAMILY WILL HAVE TO SHUT THEIR MOUTHS. GET IT OVER WITH SO EVERYONE CAN GET ON WITH THEIR LIVES AND RAISE THIS BABY. SHE DIDN'T ASK TO BE BORN. GROW UP AND DO THE RIGHT THING.

1232 days ago
47.

ketjo    

There's a old saying my grandmother use to say

" Don't go airing your dirty laundry in public if'n you don't want the neigbhors do know how nasty you really are "

Reality Shows are people airing their dirty laundry !!!

1232 days ago
48.

deb    

DID U NOT HEAR THE GIRL SAY SHE HAD NO FAMILY ONLY THE BABY DADDY FAMILY AND THEN SHE TURNED AROUND AND SAID(WHEN MY MOTHER CAME HERE TO HELP OUT A SICK FAMILY MEMBER)HMMM I BELIEVE THIS SHOW WAS STONGLY EDITED I BELIEVE THE GIRL IS A LIAR!!! SHE SAID ON TV SHE WISHED SHE'D MARRIEE A RICH MAN. IF YOU TRULY HAVE NO DOUBTS TAKE THE DNA TEST TO SHUT THEM UP

1232 days ago
49.

215girl    

I felt bad for Christina, the grandmother is a bully and she was dead wrong. Besides those CVS DNA tests are not used in court. Christina family is not there and she is being mistreated by her husbands family.

1232 days ago
50.

Tammy LM    

I remember when MTV used to play.......MUSIC.

Now THAT'S funny huh? What was I thinking?

1232 days ago
51.

SayWhat    

Heavily edited reality tv? well.....DUH!!!
Bet you werent complaining when you cashed your check.

1232 days ago
52.

texasknight1    

i dont feel sorry 1 bit for her. these young girls do this time and time and time again.. especially when its involving football players.. both her grandma and her are all in it for a payday

Babies = the new hood rat come up ... thought of the day, for so many feminist out there denying the truth. in fact these young girls look at having kids as a quick way to cash and now FAME!.. who would have though the pro-lifers would assist in actually increasing teen pregnancy.. well.. congrats.. pack yourself on the back. you have MTV now hunting for lil gold diggers to fill their pocket books.. im sure afterall.. since it IS a girl show.. a woman is behind the whole idea of the show in the 1st place.

teen prego's will never end now.. its over.. you have made it a convience to allow young kids to get pregnant in order to get thru life..

pathetic...

1232 days ago
53.

tatertot    

Did anyone else happen to notice the car the father was driving? And he can't afford to pay rent? Oh please -
It never ceases to amaze how much whining goes on, once the babies are born, about how much work it is to take care of them? What did these girls think was going to happen? And stop thinking that you can pop a kid out and then continue living your life as "the teenager you used to be"! The show irritates the daylights out of me but yet I periodically watch it just so I can get my fill of stupid people.

1232 days ago
54.

Sara    

I'M SORRY BUT, they said what they said! Manipulation my ass...those words came out of YOUR mouth, Ms Kathleen Green , YOU wanted your grandson to have a DNA test, and you were assonite enough to talk about it at a family dinner where Christinna was! Stop bull****ing, and take care of your own damn business! It just sickens me to think there are still people like you on this face of the earth! What a lack of class...

1232 days ago
55.

webms    

This grandmother is a horrible example of what a grandmother should be. Her grandson is trying to be a father and all she is doing is trying to assign blame to the mother of his child. She is a foul-mouthed, low-class, nasty human being. She saw the loss of dollar signs from the loss of her grandson's potential football career, nothing more. She truly does not care about these young parents or their child.

This show is produced by Morgan Freeman and really shows how difficult it is to deal with being a teenage parent. There is certainly no glamour here.

This grandmother is an example of the horrible parenting that some of these kids received. It was heart-breaking to see how she treated them. As for the lawsuit she is filing, she looked like an psychotic idiot on TV. She won't have a legal leg to stand on.

1232 days ago
56.

Shine70    

As if there is not already enough drama in their lives as it is, without inviting more with a reality show. Shame on MTV - making money off of the irresponsible choices of these kids. Then again, what should expect from a network who promotes "safe and responsible sex" and then airs shows like "MTV Spring Break." I still remember when MTV was about music and videos...maybe they should consider going back to that.

1232 days ago
57.

Nancy    

Is she CRAZY ??? She's going to say she didn't say what they have ON TAPED coming out of her mouth ?? I watched the entire episode and they were one cold hearted family !! And from what I saw on the episode Christinna said TWICE throughout the show that she had never had sex before with anyone but Isiah !

1232 days ago
58.

moe    

This grandma is a complete and total idiot. MTV didn't make you look bad, YOU did. The best thing this mother can do is to get away from this dysfunctional family. The young lady showed more maturity that all of Isiah's family combined.

1232 days ago
59.

girl    

you know what you sign up for when your doing such a popular reality show! the grandmother is a loud mouth with lil respect for family.. she handled the situation sooo wrong she should be ashamed of herself and her actions..a grandma should know how to approach a young teen mother regardless of the situation at hand.. learn to handle yourself GRANDMA! you are what we see... Isiah her grandson gave up his scholarhsip and made a very RESPONSIBLE decision to stay and be with and support his family. GRANDMA you should be proud or is it that you lost your meal ticket??!!! now she wants to sue MTV , GRANDMA THE GOLD DIGGER!! handle yourself as a respectable woman learn to speak and deal with matters accordingly.. MTV, LOVE YOU!.. may your lawyers KICK GRANDMA TO THE CURB!!

1232 days ago
60.

deb    

CHRISTINNA IS A MONEY HUNGRY DAMN LIAR AND A NASTY SLUT WHO IS PLAYING THE I AM SO INOCENT ROLE.

1232 days ago
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