There has been a bitter legal battle brewing off camera for Teen Mom‘s Farrah Abraham.
As you may be aware the father of Farrah’s daughter Sophia is Derek Underwood, who died in a car crash in December of 2008. Farrah had broken things off with Derek prior to his tragic death and aside from communicating with Derek’s sister after she volunteered to take a paternity test to help Sophia qualify for government assistance, Farrah has had little to nothing to do with Derek’s family.
Derek’s mother Stormie Clark wanted that to change and sued for visitation rights so she could spend time with her granddaughter Sophia. In order to win Clark needed to prove that she had a pre-existing relationship with Sophia or that Farrah is incapable of deciding who should be around her daughter.
A judge in Pottawattamie County Court decided last Tuesday that neither of these were the case and denied Stormie Clark grandparent’s rights to Sophia.
Farrah has drawn a good bit of criticism since her debut on 16 and Pregnant, but I don’t think anyone would argue that she has had more than her fair share of hardships, so it’s nice to hear something went in her favor. I think what Farrah and Sophia really need is stability – emotional and financial – and getting this case over with can only help with that.
Source: Hollywood Life
UPDATE: Stormie Clark spoke with Life & Style about the visitation ruling and had some very harsh things to say about Farrah!
“She’s a heartless spoiled brat and doesn’t deserve Sophia,” says Stormie. “Farrah has to understand how devastated I am to have lost my son and now to lose my granddaughter,” says Stormie. “If Derek were alive he’d be devastated.”
She goes on to say that the court’s decision not to grant her visitation rights was “absolutely not fair” and “I have every right to see my granddaughter.” She says Farrah doesn’t allow her to see her granddaughter at all and that she happened to run into Sophia and Farrah in the park one day and used the opportunity to “shower Sophia with hugs and kisses.”
The full article is in the November 15 issue of Life & Style on newsstands now!