'College Money' Suit: Lawyer Allegedly Gave Girl Booze
Sean Canning says John Inglesino is 'enabling' his daughter
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 7, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Updated Mar 7, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Rachel Canning, right, sits with her friend Jaime Inglesino during a hearing at the Morris County Courthouse, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Morristown, NJ.   (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool)

(Newser) – Rachel Canning's parents are alleging that the powerful attorney she's living with gave her alcohol. Canning, 18, has made headlines by suing her parents for her tuition, among other things, after she left home to stay with her friend, Jaime Inglesino. In court documents, Canning's father says Inglesino's parents gave Rachel her first taste of alcohol, the New Jersey Star Ledger reports. "Rachel came home bragging," Sean Canning said in a sworn statement, that during a limo ride in New York on her 15th birthday, "Mrs. Inglesino gave all the girls wine coolers to drink."

The Daily Mail points out a more lurid accusation: Sean Canning says Rachel once got so drunk at the Inglesino residence that she puked on the sidewalk and in a garbage can after he picked her up. The Inglesino family has "enabled this situation to an absurd level," Sean Canning said in his statement. Jaime's father, John Inglesino, is a powerful lawyer and, the Daily Caller points out, serves on Chris Christie's School Funding Task Force. He says he's paying Rachel's legal bills "because she is a terrific, extremely bright young lady who is committed to her future." Click for more on the case.

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Mar 8, 2014 1:28 PM CST
Speaking of booze... I popped into the library yesterday and on the new book shelf was a book about what happens to girls who are abused. They become rebellious, seek out inappropriate mates, practice bulimia, drink alcoholically, engage in premature sex, etc.
Mar 8, 2014 5:52 AM CST
Jersey Shore has been off the air for some time, but between this circus and the whole Bridgegate fiasco, it's clear that my former home state is still able to provide us with good reality show content.
Mar 8, 2014 2:57 AM CST
This is why you take a lawyers advice with a big grain of salt. They promise you the world, but are no better than a weatherman when it comes to predicting the outcome of a case. That means they usually get paid whether they are right or wrong and whether competent or incompetent. This young lady is like my ex. She'd rather listen to others that she would to me. My ex is now poor, broke, hungry and is behind on her child support payments though she was represented by NH biggest divorce firm and I represented myself, Pro Se, and I'm not a lawyer.