Mother of Teen Mom Star Strikes a Deal in Choking Case
The mother of Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham struck a deal in an Iowa court Friday regarding the January incident in which she allegedly choked her daughter.
TMZ reports that Debra Danielson has agreed to a deferred prosecution; the charges will be dropped if she complies with probation.
Danielson, 54, pled guilty on a lesser charge and received a "suspended sentence" of 30 days. One odd condition of her plea deal: the court will return two kitchen knives seized as evidence in the case.
On Jan. 16, Danielson and daughter Abraham, 18, got in a violent argument over "child care issues as well as other problems" in the kitchen of the Council Bluffs, Iowa home they share. In front of Abraham's infant daughter Sophia, Danielson allegedly grabbed Abraham by the throat and "hit her along the side of her head and hit her in the mouth," according to a police report.
Police observed cuts near Abraham's mouth.
MTV's hit reality show documented frequent, non-violent clashes between Danielson and Abraham.
At the time of the incident, MTV released the following statement to UsMagazine.com:
"MTV is aware of the matter between Farrah and her family, and will continue to respect and support her as we tell her story. We understand the serious nature of these allegations, and encourage anyone dealing with domestic violence to access resources at www.loveisrespect.org or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233)"