Mother Gains Notoriety After Kicking Kids to the Curb

Park Ave. lawyer pulls 'bad mommy' move

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 23, 2009 12:56 PM CDT

(Newser) – The quiet suburban life of Madlyn Primoff—a mother of two who litigated international financial disputes for a Park Avenue law firm—has come undone in a wash of publicity, the Journal News reports, after her kids’ bickering proved too annoying in downtown White Plains last weekend. In a bit of tough love, Primoff, 45, kicked her daughters, aged 10 and 12, from her car, leaving them alone on the street.

The 12-year-old caught up with the car and was let back in, but the 10-year-old was found by a pedestrian and turned over to police. After a night in jail, Primoff faces a charge of endangering a child, and media from around the globe have taken notice, running her unflattering mug shot and headlines like the Huffington Posts’s “The Branding of a Bad Mommy.”

This April 20, 2009, photo provided by the White Plains Police Department shows Madlyn Primoff of Scarsdale, NY.
This April 20, 2009, photo provided by the White Plains Police Department shows Madlyn Primoff of Scarsdale, NY.   (White Plains Police Department)
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