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

(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.”

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 7 comments
Apr 25, 2009 11:44 AM CDT
although you kinda lost the syntax a bit at the end, there still made an excellent point.......THAT was some scary a little kid
Apr 24, 2009 11:14 AM CDT
sorry to disagree with you Moma seeta.....but passing gas is got the same treatment from my grandmother...that was a long walk)...... :)
Apr 23, 2009 8:30 AM CDT
BTW, Madlyn Gleich Primoff is a partner in the Business Reorganization and Creditors' Rights Practice Group at 'Kaye Scholer', NY. Ms. Primoff has more than 20 years of experience in representing global financial institutions: