'Toddlers and Tiaras' Mom Might Lose Custody of Child

Maddy Verst's parents are in a custody battle over girl's wearing fake boobs, butt.
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that. The unit's per viurview includes drownings. Now to the escalating family drama from "toddlers & tiaras." The girl's father says his estranged wife is exploiting their little girl. In a court ruling issued friday, the judge seemed to agree. Larger than life personalities. I am ready to go! Reporter: Massive meltons. No! Reporter: And the precocious pouts of little girls and their stage moms. Tlc's "toddlers & tiaras" puts the spot light on the over-the-top world of child beauty pageants. This is pitting parents against each other and the 6-year-old in the spot light. Maddie was 6 years old last year when she looked like dolly parton. It's an added bonus. Reporter: Maddie's father says his estranged wife was sexually exploiting the little girl. He's suing for sole custody of maddie. The mom really might have gone over the edge a little bit in choosing the costume and the seductive choices that she made. Reporter: Before a judge issued a gag order, lindsey jackson told fox news the costume was never meant to be sexualized and insisted she's a good mother. If the judge decides maddy needs to live with her dad, that opens the door for any parent to challenge any activity a kid does. It's not the first time the show is under fire. Another more dressed her daughter as julia roberts's character from "pretty woman," a prostitute. It's shameful. Now there's also a court-ordered temporary ban on all pageant activity until further notice. Quite a scene on saturday when the judge threw out reporters and put a gag order on the mom. The next court date is august 31st when we could have a final decision on custody. Let's go to george for more on that. We're going to talk with dan abrams. This temperatuorary decision striking. The judge is saying no many pageants for now. The psychologists court-ordered report is more dangerous for the mom. The psychologist is saying the dad should become the primary cu custodian. If the only reason for that is the pageants, that's a dangerous precedent. I think the pageants are terrible. But are we going to take custody away from the mother because of it? That seems severe. The judge says in and of its, this proves the mom is unfit. The mom's position is wait a second, what about dad? He's not be involved in the child's life for years. She makes allegations of arrests et cetera. That's important. You look at what is in the best interests of the child. You have to look at the totality of the circumstances. You can't look at onencident and say, because of this, and something like this, where there's no demonstration of clear physical harm. This iough line to draw. We have to go. You're going to be watching this closely. You're thinking this could have big implications? If this woman loses custody of the child because of going into the pageapageant, you're impacting the pageants and child custody cases around the country for any judge who wants to look at the case. Let's get the weather from Big wow pictures out of lake

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