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Teenage Girl Sues Her Parents Because They Won’t Pay Her College Tuition?! See The Weird Story HERE!

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Why didn't we think of this?!

JK! We actually kinda feel for the girl….

18-year-old Rachel Canning, an honor student at Morris Catholic High in New Jersey, is suing her parents because she said they won’t pay for her college tuition.

Things got a little bit hairy when they gave her an ultimatum, telling her that she needs to get rid of her boyfriend or she has to leave.

She ended up running away from home, moving in with her attorney John Inglesino, and officially filed a lawsuit against her parents. He himself has shelled out $12,000 on funding the court battle between the two parties.

Her dad, Sean Canning, explained the situation, saying the money is there for her, but she won't listen to the family rules, saying:

"Living in our house, there's very few rules. There's minor chores. There's curfews – when I say curfew, it's usually after 11 o'clock at night."

Sooo, even though they can afford her school, it just comes down to her following the rules.

They were set to be in court today, but despite who wins, it seems that nobody wins here. :(

[Image via Rachel Canning's Facebook.]

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36 comments to “Teenage Girl Sues Her Parents Because They Won’t Pay Her College Tuition?! See The Weird Story HERE!”

  1. Cyferg says – reply to this


    Nobody owes anybody else a free ride or anything else. Girly, if you want your parents to pay your way, follow the rules. If they aren't abusing you, get over yourself.

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  3. 3

    When you are 18 it is not "running away from home". It is called moving out. Who leaves home to move in with their attorney? Why did she already have an attorney? This story makes no sense.
    When did it become a law that parents have to pay for college? I don't feel for the girl at all. I hope she doesn't get a penny, and she has to pay for all the court costs. This lawsuit is ridiculous.

  4. Anna says – reply to this


    What a brat!

  5. 5

    Spoiled brat. Too many young girls are like this. They expect to coast through life not having to worry about bills and expect a man to pay for it.

    Like all those Pretty Woman and 'Princess' movies where a man comes along and saves the day and the girl can just go shopping all day and not have to worry.
    The fucking curfew was 11pm and she can't deal with that??

    My father was from the old country and would hit us if we were late or out of line, I was scared of my father. This bitch is so lucky.

    And who are these lawyers who are enabling her? They should be ashamed of themselves.

  6. 6

    what a little brat of a kid. Your parents are obligated to pay for your tuition, especially if you can't follow the rules. Learning to follow rues teaches you how to follow the law. I hope the judge throws this case out on its ass

  7. 7

    Sounds like the little entitled bitch will be spending lots of time on her knees or back in the future, lookin' for a sugar daddy.
    NY Times has a really good article on this, and why she could potentially win. WTF, NJ laws are fucking crazy, saying that 18 year olds could still depend on their parents.

    NEWS FLASH- Until you are 18, the ONLY things your parents have to give you is food, water, clothing, and shelter.

  8. 8

    She is friend's with the attorney's daughter, BTW.

  9. 9

    Unless they took her college tuition money out of a fund that was legally in her name, and being saved for that purpose, she's on her own. **And let future suitors beware** She will go through life like this, in all likelihood.
    MJaded is right: she has not run a way from home, she has moved out. Time for the parents to go someplace nice to recover from their daughter. (That said, attempting to call the shots on boyfriends usually backfires.)

  10. 10

    Re: Jessicalc
    Thank you :)
    It is sad that I have to rely on the comments for the needed info. That makes more sense then randomly moving in with some attorney.

  11. ner says – reply to this


    What attorney in his right mind would take a case like this? Sounds like his daughter is another spoiled brat! LOL

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    I read that they simply wanted her to 'think about' the boyfriend along with pulling her own weight with a few chores around the home they provide FREE to her. The daughter's wishes are immaturely entitled and not based in reality.
    Her parents work to fund the living in their house, so they set the rules in that house. They've worked for savings of THEIR own, and don't owe her tuition over the age of 18. It's gift from them to her IF she's civil to them and makes an attempt to pull her own weight around there. If she expects to flit in and out on their bankroll, she's going to get a huge reality check from some judge.

  13. Seriously says – reply to this


    HOLY FUCK… go to a real news website and read the whole story. Perez you left so much out just to be biased. She didn't move in with her attorney she moved in with her friend and her friends dad just happened to be a lawyer and took her on after the fact. As well dumping her boyfriend was not the only rule she was asked to follow. And you also left out ALL of her parents statements. Jesus Christ, I used to come to the website to read silly stuff, but you are now just completely twisting the story just because you are on this little bitches side. YOU ARE A JOKE!

  14. Bridget says – reply to this


    What a brat. My parents haven't paid for a single penny of my University education. Yeah it sucks, but I deal with it like a grown woman.

  15. Holly says – reply to this


    What is wrong with people these days? Just because they have the money does not mean they are obligated to pay for her schooling. If she wants to be a big girl or "adult" then she should get a job and pay for college herself.

    Parents are not money trees and once their child is of legal age they have no obligation to pay for anything. If I was the judge in this case I'd throw it out. It is just a stupid annoying case taking up valuable resources that could be spent elsewhere.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    Put Judge Judy in a room with this teen and just imagine how it would go for her. Lol.

  17. Veronicarchie says – reply to this


    Spoiled CHILD trapped in 18 years old body.

  18. 18

    If she is an "honor" student why doesn't she get a scholarship?
    I lived by similar rules to her parents, and as long as I was living at home and going to school fulltime I got free room and board but was certainly expected to do chores around the house on the weekends. My parents saved for a college fund but underestimated the amount of inflation, so my first two years were at a local community college. Do not write them off, I had some of the very best teachers there as compared to a state college.

  19. The Truth says – reply to this


    Yeah that bitch deserve nothing. She 18 now its time she gets the hard knocks of life. Legally her parents doesn't even have to pretend that bitch exists because they met there obligations. I hope the parents lawyer makes mince meat out of her in court

  20. Carson says – reply to this



  21. Beth says – reply to this


    This is the problem with my generation and those after me…no one wants to work for their future. They want everything handed to them, they want to do it their way, and everyone else is a bully. WRONG-bootstraps, honey. Do it the American way. And clearly there is more to this story than we see. Shame on that lawyer for taking advantage of the difficulties that are the teenage years to make a buck.

  22. Steph says – reply to this


    Uh, really?

    My parents didn't pay for my education. I worked part time starting at age 15, and then I took out a student line of credit to help with books and living expenses.

    Why do these entitled twats think they deserve something? Grow up and take care of yourself. You're an adult now.

  23. 23

    The dad seems like a dope "There are very few rules" not there's etc..
    However, an eighteen year old does not run away from home under these circumstances. She moves or gets out. As an honor student at what I assume is a private school, which dad and mom probably paid for, why doesn't she have scholarship offers?
    What lawyer would allow a teenager to move in with them?
    BTW: South Carolina wakes up every morning and thanks God for New Jersey.

  24. 24

    I have no sympathy for her. I followed my parents rules when I lived at home. I work three jobs and I am currently in college and I PAY IT ALL MYSELF. It frustrates me when people expect it the parents obligation to pay for college. If they can and if they want that is great but they shouldn't have to go to court over it.

  25. Vienna says – reply to this


    It's all too funny for a New Zealand student once I get my degree I'm going to be about $50,000 in dept to the govt and that's normal we have to get loans to pay for our education after we turn 18. I dont understand how people can exact their parents to give them so much money like your the one getting a job out of it not them. So yes some parents do shell out for there kids but honestly don't go to uni because it's getting paid for go bc you want to learn.

  26. jerseyshore says – reply to this


    Perez! I'm a big fan, but disappointed you did not research the facts more. Here are the court documents. They read like a novel of a spoiled, ungrateful teen who has zero respect for her parents, her siblings and the rules of her house. A teen who moved out and now wants Mommy and Daddy to foot the bill. An 18 year old who asked for over $600 a week "child support" while telling her parents to f* off. Please read the court documents and then report back in a more fair and balanced manner!

  27. J says – reply to this


    She's not living with her attorney. She's living with her friend who's dad is an attorney and that idiot is paying for her attorney!! He's a bigger moron than she is. Why would you say you feel for the girl, Perez?? She's a brat & is 18 and won't follow simple rules. Her problem now!!

  28. F off U all kunts says – reply to this


    What a waste of sperm this spoiled brat!

    Western society will lead to its loss, its own people with its completely ridiculous laws!

  29. 29

    Boo Hooo, send her to Judge Judy to hear her case! This moronic brat would last 2 seconds in her court room!!!!

  30. sam says – reply to this


    Re: Seriously – Totally agree, its almost sickening to read how much this story got twisted on this site…

  31. jess says – reply to this


    why does she move in with her attorney of all people?

  32. The Gone With Wind says – reply to this


    What a dumbass. Hey chick… this is what sugardaddies are for. When your parents say "no I wont buy you that outfit. Get a job"… enter SUPER SUGARDADDY swooping down with a cape made of sweaters. My moms parents COULDNT afford college. There was no "Money waiting for her". But she was smart and found a wealthy sugardaddy. Then she got smarter and went ahead and married him so that way my sisters and I would have a grand sugarfather who not only paid for my college, he also gave us the startup funds to found our respective companies (which is how I was able to start a business as a mid teen). As for the "curfew". NO SENSIBLE PARENT gives an 18 year old a curfew unless they are flunkies still in 10th grade. We couldnt stay out late enough for my parents. We got keys to our house at 18 so they wouldnt have to wait up. At 18, my sister was bringing her ex fiance to the house for sleepovers (He was 24). He'd eat dinner with us. I would love to know WHY they dont like her boyfriend. They might have valid reasons. My parents didnt like any boyfriends who didnt own businesses. "you dont date A man. You date THE man. Dont laugh. That wasnt a joke. Powerful family trees are ENGINEERED. They dont just blow with the wind"

  33. 33

    I am surprised that so many people side with the parents. what kind of parents stop paying for their children's education when they have the means??? Maybe not college, but high school… she should have her education covered by her parents if they have covered it before. I feel bad that her parents have failed her so much.

  34. Kristin says – reply to this


    So …. you got the story wrong according to all the major news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc) any who, old girl got introuble with her parents because she was suspended from her school, skipped curfew, and disapeared for atleast 2 consecutive over night stays at her boyfriends house which is not in cool with her parents and thier rules. When they punished her for this behavior she got mad and ran away to her best friends house ( the daughter of john ingelsino whom btw is NOT her legal council but is fuinding her bills) in October. Her parents have tried to persuade her to come home numerous times but she refuses and they cant legally make her because she's 18. She's now trying to get a court to make her parents pay for her private school education, college, current & future living expenses & legal fees. One this all children need to learn is that from the day you are born into this world until the day you dies, no one actually owes you anything. You dont get a free ride for existing and there are plenty of people in the world who have choosen to go the route that she has and done it solely on their own. She's a spoiled , self entitled, egotistical brat and deserved the judgement she was handed in court when they denied her claim. I cant feel bad for anyone with this much blatant disresepect for her parents, its crazy. New thing you know you'll be saying it's cool for your kids to sue you for a new xbox or car smdh.

  35. 35

    You feel for her? You cannot be serious? No child is entitled to anything other than a loving home. Rules need to be established in a home, otherwise chaos will reign. She chose to follow the rules and she moved out. She's 18, get a job and pay the tuition.

  36. Tom Arnold says – reply to this


    She should do porn.