MTV in trouble for Amber "teen mom"

Tah - posted on 10/20/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )




Now i am the first to say that her behavior stinks and she needs help..but...

What do think about MTV?

Should they face charges for not intervening?

If it were the other way around, would they have stopped him from pummeling her?

What should be done to MTV, if anything and what should be done about Amber?


Kate CP - posted on 10/20/2010




"I only remember hitting him once!"

That's one time too many, sweet pea.

Jenny - posted on 10/20/2010




Since MTV stopped playing music I have nothing to do with them. They should really change their name.

Kate CP - posted on 10/21/2010




That baby needs to be placed with a loving, stable family. Amber has no clue what the hell she's doing and she's damaging her daughter in the process.

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Rosie - posted on 10/21/2010




yea MTV should be charged-well at least the camera men should be. it says it's illegal in indiana to not press charges when domestic abuse is seen. they obviously saw it, and did nothing about it. if it were gary hitting amber, a shit storm would start and you know damn well they would've intervened. why the double standard? abuse is abuse. that bitch needs to lose her kid until she can prove she's a fit parent.

Tah - posted on 10/21/2010




if he was my nephew, son, brother...anything...i would be putting down a retainer for my lawyer right now because i would have made her use her self defense classes on me, everything she learned....i think it's discriminatory because Gary would be in jail and she would have custody....

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Thats just crazy. She should be charged and I don't believe she blacked out in any way, she probably just figured out how stupid was acting on national tv and thats the only excuse she can come up with. I don't think MTV should be charged but I do think they should have reported it.

Hannah - posted on 10/21/2010




I think that had it been Gary, he would already be in jail. I hate that there is a double standard. It literally made me sick to watch her beat him and then attempt to kick him down the stairs. I hope that she loses custody of Leah and Gary runs far, far away from her. She is f'n crazy!

Jessica - posted on 10/21/2010




I don't know that MTV should be charged for not intervening; however I do believe they should have been the ones to report those incidences since they witnessed them (I'm not sure who actually did report them, or how exactly this came to be investigated). I really really hope though that they do something with that piece of trash excuse for a mother. I feel so, so sorry for poor Leah- ALL Amber does around her is scream...

Tah - posted on 10/21/2010




i missed him changing leah's diaper's...that's just ridicoulous, even if he was a minister he wouldn't be changing my baby's diaper after 3 weeks..take her...

Cat - posted on 10/20/2010




I dunno if MTV themselves should be charged, but i really REALLY hope for Leah's sake that Child Services makes routine house calls, and I hope that Gary can use the footage from the show, to get at LEAST joint custody of their daughter, but if I was him, I'd be going for full custody, especially given that she let some strange guy, a CONVICT no less, move in with her after knowing him for 3 weeks... not to mention the fact that she let that convict change Leah's diaper...

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 10/20/2010




If the tables were turned, there would have been an up-roar!!!
People would have been calling in…ect
There is such a stigma when it come to men being abused…
She obviously needs help…and so does he, because im sure he views that as almost normal…
Very sad, and highly irritating…
I to wanted to reach through that TV. and give her a taste of her own medicine, but as they say two wrongs don’t make it right…but it sure as heck feels good!

Tah - posted on 10/20/2010




but Kate..she blacked out...doesn't that count for something...i guess that means the one she remembers is the only one that matters...

When she attacked him on the steps and kicked him in his back, i wanted to reach into the tv and just..well you know..

Charlie - posted on 10/20/2010




I dont know , national geographic doesnt intervene when a lion eats a zebra *shrugs*

hEHE, i joke .

C. - posted on 10/20/2010




I saw one where she attacked her ex-fiance.. (I don't watch it very often b/c I don't really care for MTV).

First of all, she really, REALLY needs help. From what I can remember, the guy didn't do anything to her. I think he said something, but that was it (correct me if I'm wrong, please).

If it were the other way around, no doubt they would have intervened. I'm appalled that they didn't intervene when SHE was attacking HIM, though. It shouldn't matter who throws the first punches, who slaps or pushes first.. If you witness domestic violence, you should do something to stop it AND report it. I think it was stupid on MTVs part to not do anything at all.

I think MTV should face misdemeanor charges and I think Amber needs to get some serious help. If she's doing that to someone that didn't hurt her, who's to say she wouldn't beat her daughter just for looking at her the wrong way in the future?

Dana - posted on 10/20/2010




MTV sucks. I agree with Jenny. That being said, it sounds like this young girl and MTV should be charged. I think it's laughable that they only put up PSA's after the episode (s). Of course I'm only going off what is said here in this thread. I have no knowledge of what has really gone on, in case I am wrong.

Serena - posted on 10/20/2010




I'm surprised its only coming to light now. There were numerous episodes in which she hit him this season and last. I appreciated their attempt every time she did hit him to put the PSA up after but I don't think it was enough. It is certainly not helpful to Leah to watch her mom do this over and over and maybe MTV should be punished.

Jodi - posted on 10/20/2010




What do I think about MTV? I think they *attempt* to be TLC for teenagers, but fail miserably. It wasn't always so bad, but some of the shows are pretty horrible now. Teen mom is...okay.
They probably would have stopped Gary from hitting Amber, and would not have aired it most likely. What should be done? If it is against the law to fail to report domestic violence they should be charged accordingly. As for Amber, anger management classes might be in order, what happens when Leah is old enough to talk back or aggravate her mother? Gary should be given physical placement and visitations arranged, BUT, here in Wisconsin, there are cases where children are removed from custody entirely with only supervised visits when violence is performed in front of a child, not a bad idea. Eventually, one day, Leah will really piss Amber off, and who's to say she won't hit, smack or verbally abuse her own daughter at that time?

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