Transcript for Student Gets Restraining Order Against Parents
Explosive family feud a star student at a leading music college claims her own mom and dad -- stalking her. So she went to court to get them to stop a judge issuing a restraining order. ABC's Linda Davis is here with that ABC news exclusive interview good morning Lindsey good morning Amy typically restraining and stocking orders are issued in domestic violence cases with a spouse or boyfriend but in this case we -- talking about a 21 year old. Getting a stocking order against her parents she is their only daughter and they could now face criminal charges if they don't keep their distance. Yeah. And yeah. -- own maybe. I'm -- yeah. Mulberry Ireland is a gifted 21 year old here -- often winning major -- in her school's musicals. But her latest wind wasn't at her prestigious music conservatory. -- court after she filed a civil stalking order against her parents. Earlier this month a judge ruled in her favor ordering that her parents must stay at least 500 feet away from their only child. They basically not act because there are paying for my. College tuition. And then let me -- that that they can't. Tell me what I do hang out -- and you're basically control. All of my daily life. The dean's list students complaints against your parents began when she realized they'd installed monitoring software on her computer and her phone. Making the singing hopeful feel like quote adult with a collar. They also paid unannounced visits to their daughter traveling 600 miles from their home in Kansas to meet with -- his department head. Accusing their daughter promiscuity doing drugs and having mental issues to the point where they were considering going to court to order that she get treatment. My nominally in Gary overly involved and I -- you get on strike -- show them that it in my dorm -- more. Like Eric -- -- had to -- my Skype on all night. And my mom watched. Me. -- -- she claims her parents David and Julie Ireland have been diagnosed with co dependency disorder. But they say their daughter is just a good actor saying she's lying in calling her an only child who's been cater to all her life. Because robberies cut ties with them in a very public way. They now want a refund of this 66000. Dollars they've already paid for -- education. Her mother says we're not bothering her were not a problem. I never want to -- I got -- that the last -- I -- it but I would and in control my life at all anymore. I knew that they were holding me back emotionally. Financially and professionally and that. It got to the point where that would -- -- adoption. Psychologists say boundaries can be tricky for parents with college age children. I have no idea whether she's mentally ill nor -- it the parents -- any kind of problems that may lead. To the behavior that's been described what do you do when a person is when he won and you still concerned about the well being. Of your child if your child has a mental. Health problem you're still responsible for that child even though they're 21 years old -- twenty all the years old. -- -- court intervention earlier this month mediators told the islands that they weren't the issue is not -- daughter when -- -- stop paying for tuition Auburn was given a full scholarship from her school for her senior year we did reach out to the Ireland's but got. No comment.
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