(iWIDK By Allie Beauregard) – Even if you thought your parents were bad with firewalls and parental controls, they probably didn’t quite legitimize a restraining order.
But for Aubrey Ireland, her senior year at Cincinnati University revolved around a lawsuit against her parents, which she won, when she accused them of stalking her after they installed monitoring technology on her phone and laptop, and told her school administrators they gave consent to administer mental treatment to her.
Originally, Aubrey’s parents saw such potential in their daughter as an actor and musician that they paid her full tuition at the University’s College-Conservatory of Music.
Despite her success and dedication, Aubrey somehow could never fully satisfy her parents. They started becoming obsessive about her personal life, interfering with her academic priorities.
According to Cincinatti.com, parents Julie and David “often drove 600 miles from Leawood, Kan., to visit their daughter unannounced. They accused her of using illegal drugs, promiscuity and suffering from mental woes.”
Despite Aubrey’s denial of these accusations, her parents continued to displays signs of attachment, as they showed up on campus, followed her, spread rumors about her, and secretly installed the software that tracked “every keystroke and phone number dialed or received.”
Aubrey decided enough was enough and cut off ties with her parents, even informing campus security of the pending lawsuit, ensuring they would not be able to come back on school grounds.
Her parents refused to pay her tuition – which the school gladly replaced with a scholarship – and even asked that Aubrey pay back the $66,000 from her first three years at college.
Instead, they will be the ones to pay after a court ruling on December 10 resulted in a restraining order effective until September 2013.