This is so scary!
Taylor Swift has some pretty high profile men from her past, but now she has one who's making the news for all the wrong reasons.
Andrew (Drew) Hardwick (middle), the boy who inspired Teardrops on My Guitar, was arrested over the weekend along with his wife Joni Hardwick (left), and Christopher Hardwick (right).
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Police in Hendersonville, Tennessee responded to a child abuse complaint on Saturday, December 26 and when they arrived on the scene, they found a 3-year-old girl who had severe bruising and lacerations on her head.
The injuries to the toddler were so severe that paramedics called for LifeFlight — an air medical transport service — where she was then taken via helicopter to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Police confirmed the little girl was still hospitalized on Monday.
A witness at the scene, Amber Hardwick, told police that the 3-year-old was playing with a 5-year-old girl upstairs along with Andrew when the older girl came downstairs and told Amber that Andrew hit her in the face.
At this point, Christopher went to confront Andrew and reported seeing blood on his hand. Amber claims that Andrew was the only person in the vicinity when the attack occurred.
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Thankfully the older girl didn't need medical treatment and was released to family.
When police showed up, they reported seeing Christopher glossy-eyed and appearing intoxicated and acting "extremely belligerent" while yelling about a child being assaulted.
What's worse is Christopher admitted to police that both he and Andrew had drank a large amount of alcohol since 4p.m. that day.
As a result of the incident, Andrew was charged with aggravated child abuse and child abuse. He was released from the Sumner County Jail on $100,000 bond on Monday.
Joni only faces assault on an officer and resisting arrest and Christopher was cited with assault and disorderly conduct.
We absolutely can't believe this behavior. Drinking like that around children is bad enough, but striking a child is absolutely deplorable.
We hope Andrew gets what he deserves.
[Image via Sumner County Jail.]
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