Here is the mug shot for Debra Danielsen, the mother of Farrah Abraham of the popular MTV reality shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom, who was arrested at her home in Council Bluffs after an alleged domestic disturbance involving her daughter:
UPDATE 2/27/2010 – Debra Danielsen asks for a plea deal
The Southwest Iowa News broke the story and according to the paper the disturbance started in the kitchen when Abraham, 18, and Danielson, 54, were having a disagreement over childcare issues, as they often do on the show. Danielson would eventually throw an MTV shirt at Farrah, which landed near Sophia (Farrah’s baby) and the child began to cry. That’s when things began to get out of hand. According to the paper:
Reports stated Abraham was yelling at Danielson over the incident when Danielson allegedly grabbed Abraham by the throat. Abraham pushed Danielson’s hand away from her, at which time Abraham alleges Danielson struck her on the right side of the head and her mouth.
When police arrived Farrah had multiple cuts on the side of her lips. Farrah still lives with her mother so Danielson was arrested on suspicion of domestic abuse-serious assault.
UPDATE 1/20 - Radar Online is reporting that Danielson appeared in court January 20 and did not enter a plea. She will return February 26 for a preliminary hearing, at which point the judge will decide whether or not the case will go to trial. The site also obtained copies of the documents associated with the arrest, which didn’t reveal anything we didn’t already know. (Though it was surprising that Debra Danielsen was listed as a male in the Initial Incident Report) Here is the summarizing narrative:
On the date of this report, the arrest, Debra Danielsen had been arguing in the home’s kitchen with the victim (daughter, Farrah Abraham) over child care issues as well as other problems. The two both live together at [deleted] Willow Avenue.
The victim stated that Danielson threw a MTV Tee shirt at her. The shirt landed on near the victim’s infant daughter who began to cry. The victim was yelling at Danielson over the shirt throwing and Danielson grabbed her by the throat. The victim pushed Danielson’s hand away from her. Victim stated that Danielson then hit her along the right side of her head and hit her in the mouth. I observed multiple small cuts to the right side of the victim’s mouth.
Photos of the victim’s face and neck were taken by this officer and placed into property management.
Debra Danielsen was arrested for domestic Abuse Serious.
See report supplements for further details.
This is nothing new for the mother-daughter duo who foreshadowed this event in an episode of 16 and Pregnant, the MTV reality series Farrah first appeared on before returning for Teen Mom this season. Farrah and her mother were riding in a car and got into a heated argument and as tensions and voices began to rise Danielson says, “That’s why you’re having a beautiful situation right now, huh Farrah?”
To which Farrah replies, “Yeah, because I have to deal with you, you’re right!”
At that point Farrah’s mom reaches across and smacks Farrah on the shoulder and screams, “I’ve heard enough!” in what Dr. Drew calls “The Slap Heard Around The World.”
In the 16 and Pregnant Reunion Special Dr. Drew asks Danielson about the slap, “Is it OK to hit your kid? Do you want Farrah to hit Sophia?”
Despite having just seen the entire thing on multiple large-screen high definition televisions, Danielson replies, “I don’t even know that I actually hit her. I was driving down the road kind of fast and I hit something.”
Farrah laughs as Dr. Drew continues, “Do you regret yelling at her?”
Dr. Drew: “You don’t regret hitting her?”
Debra: “No. I think that as a parent, if you love your child, you have to tell them when enough is enough on something. You’re there to guide them. It doesn’t mean you’re overbearing as I’ve been called, but it means that you have to love them.”
Dr. Drew asks Farrah, “Is your mom overbearing?”
Farrah responds, “She’s my mom.”
Dr. Drew: “Is your mom overbearing?”
Farrah: “I would say no. No, Dr. Drew, no.”
Here’s the full reunion episode thanks to MTV – Farrah and her mother are in the very first segment, starting at the 3:40 mark:
Read more about Farrah Abraham, including the tragic death of her child Sophia’s father in a car accident last year, by clicking HERE.