I also can’t understand the parents of the friend who Rachel is living with financing her lawsuit. The father of the friend, John Inglesino, wrote in a letter submitted to the court:
‘Rachel is likeable, communicates exceptionally well and is highly motivated to attend and excel at a college appropriate for her. That is why my wife and I have decided to fund this lawsuit. We know that if Mr. and Mrs. Canning are not required to fulfil their legal obligations as parents, that Rachel’s ability to fulfil her potential will be greatly diminished,’
They have already paid $12,597 for Rachel’s lawyer.
This whole thing sounds to me like even though Rachel’s parents had started therapy for her eating disorders and tried to work with their daughter in setting up some rules, she moved out just because she didn’t like it. I’m sure this was their way of showing some sort of tough love and maybe they wanted Rachel to see what life would be like if they weren’t supporting her. They probably weren’t expecting her to move in with a friend who had parents willing to pay for her to sue them. The news report talks about Rachel’s parents breaking down in tears in court and I can’t help think that this whole thing is extremely unfair to the younger siblings who still live at home. All of the focus is on this mess and it can’t be easy on them.
The judge has set a date for the secondary hearing, but advised that the plaintiff had not provided sufficient evidence up until now to suggest she would win the case.
I think this whole thing should just be solved by ordering Rachel to return home, since she expects her parents to support her, and for all of them to get family therapy. I just know if this were my daughter I’d have a hard time dealing with all of this.
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