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'Teen Mom' Amber

Arrested

for Beating Baby Daddy

12/27/2010 7:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Teen Mom" Amber Portwood is currently behind bars in an Indiana jail -- stemming from allegations she beat up her baby daddy ... TMZ has learned.

Amber Portwood Arrested


Amber allegedly attacked Gary Shirley three separate times between August 2009 and July 2010.  Some of the violence was captured on video.

Earlier today, the Madison County Prosecutor's Office had charged Portwood with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent, and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

Amber was booked at 4:21 PM EST -- and we're told she's been placed on a "24-hour hold."

Bail has been set at $5,000.

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31.

Joann    

This chick needs to take anger management classes for a loooong time. Evidently she has been beating up on people, when she gets angry, for a long time. I'm sure her boyfriend was not the first.

She should not be around her daughter until she learns anger control because one day she will hit her daughter too..trust me.

1397 days ago
32.

CrabbyPatty    

Why is she always orange???

Can you say OompaLoompa?

1397 days ago
33.

kelly    

Awesome , she's a dumb Bitch !!!!!

1397 days ago
34.

hebgb    

#11, Dave: It's "Baby's daddy", not babys daddy...

1397 days ago
35.

Todd Grodnick    

TMZ, Harvey, this would be a good topic of discussion on your live show from the perspective of how Reality TV has an effect on it's participants more than the audience. Would she have done this to such a dramatic extreme if she was not on camera? I look forward to this discussion.

1397 days ago
36.

Baylee13    

She is a complete waste of space! I feel for her daughter.

1397 days ago
37.

Martina    

I just don't think she should be in jail for this.
She is under a lot of stress from a dead beat daddy.
I feel that he made her hit him.
He knew the cameras were there. And he got what he wanted.

Anyway, we all know she is smaller than he is. It certainly didn't hurt to be hit by her.

It's NOT the same thing when a woman hits a man and we ALL know it!!!!

1397 days ago
38.

gina    

i heard that amber is prego and that she slept with 8 diffter guy in 2 month but i do not knoe if this is true or not.

1397 days ago
39.

Allison    

Its not acceptable for women to beat men either !! HANDS OFF !!

1397 days ago
40.

brii    

Bout time... & Gary treats her and the baby so good. They should of been arrested her, when she was actually doing it on tV! Instead of waiting til the lass minute... Urggggh.

1397 days ago
41.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Sounds like the baby mama beat up the baby daddy, but where was the baby grandfather and baby grandmother to stop these two from acting like babys? Perhaps the baby uncle or baby aunt could have stopped all this.

1397 days ago
42.

Tee    

@Number 11...

Talk black??? ebonics???? The correct term would be baby's daddy or baby's father....Baby would be a possessive-the father belonging to the baby-therefore it should get an apostrophe. Please know what you are speaking off if your're going to correct someone and bring race into it and the same time.

Now back to the original post...what took so long? She should have been arrested and charged when the show aired. Unfortnately, this will make it even hard for her to get a good job and support her daughter....this is a shame.

1397 days ago
43.

Zippy T. Pinhead    

Sounds like the babys mama beat the babys daddy, but where was the babys grandfather and babys grandmother to stop the babys whatever beating?

1397 days ago
44.

Tanner    

Bout Damn Time!!!!!!!!

1397 days ago
45.

Eva S    

I agree its bout time!!!! What took so long???

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