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Wednesday
Jun062012

"Teen Mom" Star Amber Portwood Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Kevin Horan/Stone(LOS ANGELES) -- Teen Mom reality star Amber Portwood was sentenced to up to five years in prison on Tuesday, TMZ reports. 

Portwood, 22, had been sentenced in February to three years in an Indiana prison for possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, and an additional two years for a probation violation, but she remained free in an agreement that offered treatment at a rehab center.

TMZ reports Portwood gave up on the rehab program and asked a judge to reinstate her previous prison sentence.  The judge granted her request and referred her to the Indiana Department of Corrections therapeutic community program, a prison-based treatment program. 

Portwood will receive credit for time served, and may be out in just over two years.

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Friday
Dec162011

'Teen Mom' Star Faces Jail Time for Allegedly Violating Probation Terms

Hemera/Thinkstock(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- Court documents filed in Indiana, which have been obtained by TMZ, allege that Amber Portwood of Teen Mom fame has violated several terms of her probation.

The 21-year-old Portwood was sentenced to two years in jail after she was convicted of beating up Gary Shirley, the father of her daughter, Leah. The sentence was suspended on various conditions, which she allegedly has since broken.

Those lapses reportedly include failure to complete six months of anger control evaluation and classes, failure to set up a $10,000 college fund for her child and failure to pay probation fees. It is also alleged that she got drunk and hit someone in a restaurant last month.

She recently revealed that she struggles with bipolar disorder and that she was also diagnosed with dissociative disorder while in rehab this summer.

A court hearing is scheduled for January.

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Wednesday
Jun152011

'Teen Mom' Star Hospitalized in Apparent Suicide Attempt

John Rogers/Getty Images(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- Amber Portwood, one of the mothers who shot to fame on MTV's hit reality show Teen Mom, was taken to an Indiana hospital after an apparent suicide attempt.

According to police in Anderson, Ind., Portwood was hospitalized Tuesday morning after threatening to take her life. She'd reportedly fought on the phone with her daughter's father.

The report comes just a week after Portwood pleaded guilty to domestic violence charges, after slapping and punching her ex-fiancé Gary Shirley, and lost custody of her 2-year-old daughter Leah.

Police investigated the then-20-year-old after all of these events were captured on MTV's hit show. Domestic violence in front of a child is a felony in Indiana.

Star magazine reports that Portwood admitted to taking pills on Tuesday, and when paramedics arrived they found her drifting in and out of consciousness. The magazine also reported that rescuers removed a rope from around her neck.

But according to the police report in the case, Portwood did not appear to be injured -- and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.

MTV released a statement on Tuesday saying: "Our understanding is that Amber has been admitted to a local hospital but we have not been able to confirm the accuracy of any reports being circulated and are waiting for further details."

Portwood's on again/off again boyfriend Gary Shirley reportedly visited her in the hospital. Shirley raised speculation about the realty star's motive in the apparent suicide attempt by tweeting: "never cheated on Amber. She may have thought I did, but haven't. I will always love and respect her, even if we aren't together."

According to reports, Portwood is still being held in the hospital. The new season of Teen Mom begins July 5 on MTV.

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Tuesday
Dec282010

MTV 'Teen Mom' Charged With Domestic Battery

Photo Courtesy - MTV Networks International(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- A fight captured on tape from MTV's Teen Mom is what got Amber Portwood charged with two felony counts of domestic battery, one felony charge of neglect of a dependent and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery, according to TMZ.com and RadarOnline.com. 

Police in Indiana pursued domestic violence charges against Portwood, 20, who appeared on the reality show that chronicles the challenges of being a young mother.

In footage taped by the show, Portwood is seen repeatedly punching and slapping her on-and-off boyfriend Gary Shirley in the presence of their daughter, Leah.

"On Aug. 14, 2009...Portwood shoved Shirley against a wall, slapped him on the face and choked him," Anderson Police Detective Mitch Carroll told ABC News Indianapolis affiliate WRTV in November. "The incident was witnessed by the couple's one-year-old child, who sat in a child seat on a nearby bed."

If convicted, Portwood would face up to three years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.

Portwood has denied hitting Shirley in front of their daughter.

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Friday
Nov192010

MTV 'Teen Mom' Faces Domestic Violence Charges

Photo Courtesy - PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(ANDERSON, Ind.) -- Police in Anderson, Ind., are pursuing domestic violence charges against Amber Portwood, 20, who appears on Teen Mom, the MTV reality show that chronicles the challenges of being a young mother. In footage taped by the show, Portwood is seen repeatedly punching and slapping her on-and-off boyfriend Gary Shirley in the presence of their daughter, Leah.

"On Aug. 14, 2009 ... Portwood shoved Shirley against a wall, slapped him on the face and choked him," Anderson Police Detective Mitch Carroll told ABC News Indianapolis affiliate WRTV. "The incident was witnessed by the couple's 1-year-old child, who sat in a child seat on a nearby bed."

Domestic violence in front of a child is a felony in Indiana. Police have recommended that the district attorney file one misdemeanor and two felony charges against Portwood. If convicted, she will face up to three years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.

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