After Amber Portwood was arrested back in July for assaulting Andrew Glennon, things have been pretty darn crazy.
There have been court dates, leaked recordings, so many accusation of so many wrongdoings ...
It was a little overwhelming for us, so we can't imagine how intense it was for Amber and Andrew.
But earlier this week, Amber took a plea deal and the case was closed -- we already knew that.
What we didn't know is that Andrew read a statement about his experience with Amber in court ... a statement that has been released in its entirety.
So let's check it out!
There's a whole, whole lot to discuss here, so let's get the recap out of the way real quick, OK?
Amber was arrested in the wee hours of the morning on July 5th after chasing Andrew, who was holding baby James, around the house with a machete. She was charged with three felonies, including domestic battery and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.
Lots of Leaks
It's taken nearly four months for the case to be settled, and in that time several recordings were leaked that proved Amber emotionally and physically abused Andrew, often in front of James.
At first, Amber denied everything except beating him with a shoe the night she was arrested (which, you know, is still assault). She accused him of cheating on her and made fun of him for texting 911 that night instead of calling or just running away. Eventually she wrote off all her horrible actions by saying it was because of her postpartum depression.
On Thursday, she officially accepted a plea deal at her final court hearing. She was sentenced to probation for two and a half years -- as part of the probation, she can't leave the state, she has to take weekly drug tests and be evalutated for mental health issues and substance abuse problems.
Andrew's no contact order against her still stands, but she's been granted three unsupervised visits with James every week, which seems odd.