ROSELAND, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New Jersey honor student who sued to get her parents to support her after she moved out of their home has reunited with her parents.
The lawyer representing Rachel Canning‘s parents, Angelo Sarno, said Wednesday that the notoriety surrounding the suit had done damage to the family and they are now asking for privacy.
Canning, an 18-year-old New Jersey high school student and cheerleader, filed a lawsuit against her parents for living expenses and college money.
She had alleged her parents were verbally abusive and threw her out of their Lincoln Park, N.J. home for not following rules. She claimed her parents’ motive in throwing her out was that she would not stop dating a boy they did not like.
But her parents said their daughter left on her own, and does not deserve her college fund because she drinks, stays out past her curfew, and is disrespectful. Canning has denied those accusations.
“She returned last night, everything went great,” Sarno said on Wednesday. “This is a matter that should have been brought in some counselor’s office, not into a courtroom.”
A judge last week denied Canning’s emergency request for $600 a month in support, high school and college tuition and legal fees. The judge had scheduled an April court date to consider the over-arching question of whether the Cannings are obligated to financially support their adult daughter.
But Sarno said the suit has been settled “amicably,” and refused to comment further on the suit.
Sarno said the 18-year-old’s return is not contingent on any financial or other considerations.
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