8-Year-Old Banned From School Picture Day Because She Had Red HairChristin Johnson has shared custody with the father of her 13-year-old daughter, Kelsey. Now, the mom is trying to raise money to hire a lawyer so that she can fight Kelsey’s father for full custody.
Christin claimed in a now-viral Facebook post that Kelsey’s father and his wife cut the teenager’s hair against her will, after Christin allowed her daughter to put highlights in it for her birthday.
The mom wrote:
This is what my daughter looked like Sunday when I took her home and the other two pics is what happened today before she was brought to me… all over me having highlights put in her hair for her birthday!
Before Facebook pulled the family’s fundraiser, Kelsey’s aunt explained:
On Kelsey’s 13th birthday, it was in January, she asked her mom for highlights. No big deal, highlights right? WRONG! Her own father and step-mom decided to cut her hair because ‘actions have consequences’ quoting her stepmom.
Now I will remind you they only have temporary custody, but my niece Kelsey has been struggling with her dad and step-mom for a while now, reports have been made. Child Services were involved, and a few other people were involved too. Nobody has done anything and this happens! Over some highlights, this is wrong! This is emotional abuse, worse than physical abuse!
My niece needs to get away from her dad and step-mom! if they are willing to do this, what’s next? I don’t want to find out. I need to get my niece out of there! If anybody is willing to help please do so! I don’t know how much it’s going to cost for a lawyer, I do know they aren’t cheap, but anything will help!
According to the Fostoria Review Times, both Kelsey’s father and stepmother are firefighters. The outlet reports that Middleton Township Fire Chief Steve Asmus told WTOL-11 that two firefighters were suspended as the result of a “viral post on Facebook alleging the two firefighters, who are married, intentionally humiliated the husband’s daughter.”
However, Asmus did not name the firefighters in question.
Christin took to Facebook about a week after the incident took place to explain that a salon reached out and was able to help Kelsey get her smile back.
Based on the pictures she posted, the stylists who work at Lady Jane’s in Ohio were able to fit Kelsey for a wig. The grateful mom wrote:
I’d like to thank the ladies at Lady Jane’s on Glendale in Toledo, Ohio for making my baby feel more like herself! Especially Haylee Ann for taking her to pick out her new hair. She got her smile back because of you ladies and your selfless acts of kindness! We truly appreciate you ladies so much! Haylee, you are the best God mother to Kelsey and the bond you two share is incredible, we love you so much!
It’s unclear what, if any, punishment the father and stepmom will face for their actions. It’s also unknown if Christin was able to get a lawyer or if Kelsey still has to make scheduled visits to see her father after what happened last time.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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