Amber Portwood, best known for her role on MTV reality show “Teen Mom,” pleaded guilty to two counts of domestic battery
According to Madison Superior Court 4 Judge David Happe, the plea was part of a plea deal in which Portwood will serve two years on probation with no further jail time
. Happe said the plea request was short notice.
Portwood pleaded guilty to two counts of Class D felony domestic battery in presence of a child, which stem from a Sept. 28 episode of “Teen Mom,” in which she was shown hitting, kicking and punching Gary Shirley, the child’s father.
As part of her probation, Happe ordered Portwood to 30 days of inpatient treatment, with additional outpatient treatment pending an evaluation. Portwood was also ordered to obtain her high school diploma, and start a college fund for her 2-year-old daughter Leah, to which Portwood is to contribute $10,000.
Happe cited the fact that the abuse took place in front of Leah, which he said can often have a traumatic effect on a child. He said he wanted to start something “rehabilitating” for Leah. Happe also cited Portwood’s financial situation.
“What distinguishes her from others in her situation, is that she has substantial financial assets available,” said Happe.
In return, Portwood will have two charges dropped against her: Class D felony neglect of a dependent, and Class A misdemeanor domestic battery.