Teen Mom Star Pleads Not Guilty in Filmed Assault

Amber Portwood roughed up her boyfriend on camera, faces felonies
By Katherine Kuzma-Beck,  Newser User
Posted Dec 28, 2010 1:42 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Dec 28, 2010 3:53 PM CST
This Dec. 27, 2010 photo released by the Madison County Sheriff's Department shows Amber Portwood.   (AP Photo/Madison County Sheriffs Department)

(User Submitted) Teen Mom star Amber Portwood has pleaded not guilty to beating baby daddy Gary Shirley. The altercation that was captured by MTV during the filming of the reality program shows Portwood slapping and hitting her then-boyfriend during a heated argument. All of it took place in front of the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Leah. Portwood, who faces felony charges of battery and child neglect, has been released from jail but can't yet have contact with her daughter, reports TMZ. Click here for a sample of Portwood's previous trouble.

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