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'Teen Mom'

Charged with Felony

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12/27/2010 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Teen Mom" Amber Portwood was charged with felony domestic violence for allegedly wailing on her baby daddy in front of their daughter ... TMZ has learned.

Amber Portwood Charged
We're told Amber was charged by the Madison County Prosecutor's Office today with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony count of neglect of a dependent, and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery.

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

We're told Amber faces three years behind bars and up to $10,000 in fines if convicted on all charges.

Check out video of one of the incidents below.


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31.

Jane    

Good to hear. Now charges should be filed against the producers of the show for filming the incidents without intervening. And last but not least, hopefully that poor child is taken away from these people (and I use the term lightly)and placed with a loving family.

1312 days ago
32.

buddy    

Let us just hope her child is taken away before she gets hurt. Its time MTV keeps such people off the show.

1312 days ago
33.

FUTMZ    

No need for an attorney. When she shows up for arraignment, she'll only need to say "Lindsay Lohan" and all will be forgiven. THAT'S been proven a lot in the last couple of years.

1312 days ago
34.

nicky    

leave her alone poor thing has no family relationships, her dads dying, shes probably so stressed with leah.. i mean shes still young its hard.. not saying i agree with the violence

1312 days ago
35.

Michael    

I truly hope she rots in jail. But she won't. As one of the posters says, the woman has to literally kill the guy before she goes to jail. AND THEN, usually she will claim she was abused and get off!

Which is why I worry when you get people like Oksana out there claiming **** on Mel and of course people believe her when the evidence shows it was all BS!

1312 days ago
36.

caroline    

GUEST 53 : AHAAAAA!! Your Obese & Fugly-ness is showing my dear. LMAO!!!!!!! Only a Freakin Fat girl would find fault in my comment. Tee Hee you slugs are all the same. LOL

1312 days ago
37.

xxx2timesxxx    

she will get a slap on the wrist. women kill their husbands in cold blood, scream "i was abused" and get away with it. She will probably do the same thing.

1312 days ago
38.

dawn    

Classy.

1312 days ago
39.

Matt     

Send that cow to jail.

1312 days ago
40.

barb    

Put some of this blame on the show you take kids like this put them on TV and they think there beyond reprouch. As soon as the show had Amber losing it the first time she hit him. They had there camera people watching the whole show. They should have stopped the filming and had them get consuling right away. But that doesnt make good TV ratings

1312 days ago
41.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

totally white trash..

1312 days ago
42.

Pat F    

Shame on MTV for just filming this and doing nothing to intervene. If the roles had been reversed, would they still have continued to film? I think the fact that the cameras were there could have egged Amber. Their daughter deserves better than this as a role model.

1312 days ago
43.

mcccmar    

look the problem is obvious - while I respect her immensely for choosing life she is not ready to parent - ADOPTION is the OPTION to an unwanted pregnancy. If this girl has any real love for her child she will contact a reputable agency pronto and give this child an opportunity for a stable loving two parent family.

1312 days ago
44.

eddie    

That is one Ugly Ass looking Bitch!

1312 days ago
45.

MooCow    

Gee Virginia, I guess there really is a Santa Clause if this nutjob actually got charged. I dont know how much of this was scripted or if there was any egging on by the MTV crew, but i did find it to be the height of hypocrasy that she would be calling the big guy "trash."

1312 days ago
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