Rachel Canning, a New Jersey teen, says her parents kicked her out of the house. Now she's suing them for financial support, private school and college tuition.
The parents, meanwhile, say their daughter moved out voluntarily after refusing to abide by their rules and has no right to demand anything from them in return.
“We love our child and miss her. This is terrible. It’s killing me and my wife,” Rachel's father, Sean Canning, a town administrator and retired police officer, said.
“We have a child we want home. We’re not Draconian and now we’re getting hauled into court. She’s demanding that we pay her bills but she doesn’t want to live at home."
"She's saying, ‘I don’t want to live under your rules.’”
The rules, Sean Canning notes, include reconsidering her relationship with a boyfriend who may be a bad influence, being respectful, and abiding by her curfew.