Aubrey Ireland, una estudiante de teatro musical de 21 años, consiguió una orden de restricción en contra de sus padres, David y Julie, después de que éstos colocaran un sistema de monitoreo en su computadora y celular para estar al pendiente de ella.
Los padres de Aubrey, quien estudia en el prestigioso Conservatorio de Música de Cincinnati, Estados Unidos, dijeron que colocaron los dispositivos para estar atentos de la conducta de su hija, al considerar que era la única manera en la que podían seguir de cerca sus problemas con las drogas y con el sexo fácil, ya que ellos radican en Kansas.
En días pasados ambos acudieron con la policía de Cincinnati para reportar que su hija tenía problemas mentales, por lo que planeaban acudir a la corte para obligarla a recibir un tratamiento médico adecuado.
Cuando los Irelnad intentaron 'secuestrar' a su hija para realizarle los exámenes psicológicos, ésta acudió a las autoridades y derivó en que un juez le otorgara una orden restricción.
Por lo anterior, David y Julie no podrán acercarse a su única hija a menos de 150 metros, orden que aplicará hasta el 23 de septiembre de 2013.
Tras la decisión del juez los padres de Aubrey se negaron a seguir pagando la matrícula escolar de 66 mil dólares y exigieron el reembolso del pago del ciclo anterior, sin embargo, el magistrado se negó a la devolución de la colegiatura y el Conservatorio de Música de Cincinnati le otorgó una beca completa a la joven para que pueda cursar su último año de la carrera de Teatro Musical.
Aubrey dijo durante una audiencia ante la corte que era 'realmente embarazoso' que su padres fueran a cuidar de ella a la universidad y fueran 'a calumniarla' en repetidas ocasiones.
Los profesores de derecho clínico de la Universidad de Cincinnati examinaron a la joven y dijeron que el problema radicaba en sus padres, pues al ser Aubrey hija única, querían tener el control de todas sus actividades.
Publicado: 12-28-2012 12:24 AM
OMG! Viejos locos O.O Esta bien que todos los que hacemos teatro estamos medio chifladitos pero no es para tanto D: Esto parece sacado de Caso Cerrado
Publicado: 12-28-2012 12:34 AM
US music student, 21, wins stalking order against pushy PARENTS who monitored her every move 'to make sure she succeeded'
By Lydia Warren
PUBLISHED: 13:49 GMT, 27 December 2012 | UPDATED: 19:42 GMT, 27 December 2012
A music theater student has won a stalking order against her parents who admitted they installed monitoring software on her computer and phoneto ensure that she succeeded.
David and Julie Ireland have been ordered to have no contact with their 21-year-old daughter - their only child - before September 23, 2013 and must keep 500 feet away from her at all times.
The unusual case concerns Aubrey Ireland, a musical theater major who regularly fills lead roles at Cincinnati's prestigious College-Conservatory of Music and has made the Dean's List every quarter.
Despite this success, her parents often drove 600 miles from their home in Leawood, Kansas, to visit her unannounced and to accuse her of promiscuity, of using drugs and of having mental issues.
Fighting back: Aubrey Ireland, a musical theater student, has won a stalking order against her parents
They even informed her head of department that she had mental problems and that they were considering going to court to force her to get treatment, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
They admitted they had installed monitoring software on her laptop and cellphone, making their daughter feel 'like I was a dog with a collar on', Ms Ireland said.
As the situation escalated last year, she even called police to her apartment, claiming she had been assaulted by her mother, who in turn said Ms Ireland had assaulted her.
The school even hired security guards to keep them out of her shows, the Enquirer reported.
When she cut off all contact, they stopped paying her tuition and demanded she return the $66,000 they had spent. The judge refused and the college gave her a full scholarship for her final year.
Pushy: Aubrey is pictured with her father David after she performed a lead role in Evita in 2010
Strict: Aubrey, third left, was granted the order after her parents, both far right, installed monitoring software on her computer and phone and told her teachers she had mental issues
'It's just been really embarrassing and upsetting to have my parents come to my university when I’m a grown adult and just basically slander my name and follow me around,' she said in a court hearing.
Kenyatta Mickles, a professor of clinical law at the University of Cincinnati, said the parents were obsessed with controlling their daughter, and one way to do that was to control her internet use.
But the Irelands said they were simply looking out for the best interests of their only daughter to ensure she did not ruin her chances at success.
'She's an only child who was catered to all her life by loving parents,' Julie Ireland said in court. 'We’re not bothering her. We're not a problem.'
Extreme: They said they wanted to ensure Aubrey (center), who often won lead roles, was successful
Star student: Aubrey, pictured with fellow performers in Evita, was given a full scholarship for her final year of college when he parents stopped her tuition after she cut off contact with them
Life in the theatre: She attends Cincinnati's prestigious College-Conservatory of Music
But Ms Ireland sought a civil stalking order after her parents went to the college and told staff they would try to take her away for mental evaluations, warning it would 'attract a lot of publicity'.
On September 24 she filed a stalking order against her parents and the a case was heard in October and again earlier this month.
At a court intervention between the parties, mediators told the parents that they were the issue rather than their daughter, and the parents responded that she was 'a good actor and lying'.
Yet the judge ruled that she is an adult and her parents must stay at least 500 feet away from her and cannot have any contact with her until at least September 23, 2013.
Publicado: 12-28-2012 12:39 AM