Billy Bob Thornton's ex-wife is comparing the death of the 1-year-old her daughter was babysitting to the accident that took the life of Natasha Richardson earlier this year.
Melissa Gatlin doesn't believe her daughter should be charged with child neglect because there was no way she could have known the child was injured.
Thornton's daughter, Amanda Brumfield, witnessed the baby fall from her playpen and hit her head, but she made the unfortunate decision to not call 911 because there were "no signs of distress."
Brumfield reportedly noticed that the young child's tongue was bleeding, but thought nothing of it because she was "happy and playful."
Amanda took a nap and when she awoke, the child's body was limp. The baby had passed away due to a subdural hematoma.
Gatlin compared the tragic incident to the late Natasha Richardson's skiing accident earlier this year, explaining, "When you have a situation that does not indicate distress… There are no signs of distress, then there is no reason to immediately call police."
Here's the major difference: Richardson refused medical treatment, which a one-year-old doesn't have the capability of doing.
It was Thornton's daughter's responsibility - as the babysitter - for the child's well being!
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Do you believe Brumfield should be held responsible?
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