Rachel Canning’s Parents Blame Her Boyfriend For Her Bad Behavior But His Parents Say Not So Fast

Rachel Canning Boyfriend The Rachel Canning case keeps getting messier because now the parents of her boyfriend have decided to come forward to The Daily Mail in defense of their son who Sean and Elizabeth Canning blame for leading their daughter astray.This is just my opinion, but I think at this point maybe all the parents involved should just stop talking to the press and get their houses in order, but nobody has asked me. So, let’s see what the father of 18-year-old Lucas Kitzmiller has to say about his kid. From The Daily Mail:

My son has been painted in a questionable light by some of the comments from the Cannings.

You may remember from the article yesterday that one of the stipulations of Rachel moving back from was that her parents no longer wanted her to date her boyfriend, who they said she has gotten in all sorts of trouble with.

‘Their only experience of him is that he met the father long enough to shake hands. That’s the only interaction they have ever had. They made their decision about him from that.

‘If you read the court papers you can see the trend is with every boyfriend she’s had it’s always the boyfriend who’s the bad influence. We have been dragged into this.’

But since we are playing the They Said/We Said game let’s see what Rachel’s parents have said:

‘She (Rachel) was routinely bought home drunk by the Kitzmillers, well past her curfew…

‘In ignoring our very lenient rules and curfews, it became the normal fashion on weekends for Lucas’ father or mother to drive Lucas and Rachel home from whatever party they were able to find around the country.’ 

Referencing one particular incident, She said: ‘On that particular night Lucas’ father drove her home drunk and dropped her off at our home at 3.30am.’



I guess I can see where the parents of Lucas  Kitzmiller want to defend their son, but by going to the press to discuss this they are just adding more fuel to this big dumb tabloid fire, both sets of parents are. It’s starting to feel like they are all sort of fame hungry and are hoping their kids get offered a reality show at this point.

Rachel’s parents don’t want her dating Lucas and think he is a bad influence? That is their prerogative. She is also 18 and legally an adult and can make up her own mind, but then she can’t expect to live at home and have her parents footing the bill for her life.

I really don’t get these people. Your daughter is, according to your beliefs as her parents, out of control. You tell her things need to change and she runs away from home. I should add she spent two nights at the Katzmiller home before moving in with her other friend who has parents paying her legal bills. Your daughter decides she deserves child support and sues you. Is it just me or do all these people need to go do a few years of volunteer work somewhere or spend a lot of time visiting a cancer ward so they understand what REAL problems are?

I’m sure these are all lovely people, and I will turn in when their reality TV shows starts coming this fall. I am joking, but it could easily happen.

(Image: daily mail video)

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  • Kay_Sue

    I just…I don’t “get” this entire case.

    For one, how do you let your teenager get as out of control as these parents let their daughter get? I understand–you can’t control your kids every single action. That’s impossible. But if your child is coming home, drunk, at 3:30 in the morning, don’t you do something well before it gets to the point of a lawsuit?

    And for another, I understand that these parents want to clear their son’s name (I guess?) but do they honestly believe that talking to a tabloid is the way to do it?

    I guess a reality TV show is one way to pay for college…

    • JLH1986

      I’m getting the feeling that Ms. Canning is the bad influence…not the bf.

    • Kay_Sue

      More likely that it is mutual. You know how teens and hormones are…it’s like a breeding ground for absolute stupidity. And I say this knowing full well that I was the same (although not spoiled or entitled, because we were not affluent–just the stupid part) as a teen. ;)

    • Crusty Socks

      Read the Dailymail article that Eve linked


      there’s a lot of background as to what happened.

      WTF is “inappropriately affectionate” mean??? O_o

    • Kay_Sue

      I’ve read that and several other ones. It still doesn’t make sense to me on a lot of levels. *sighs*

    • AP

      My theory on that is that Mr. Canning is retired police, and she and the lawyers tossed that in there knowing it would sting. A retired police officer, encouraging his daughter to drink and being inappropriately sexual with him? It ruins any chances he had of doing consulting work, volunteering with nonprofits, running for public office, etc. It’s pure revenge and nothing else.

    • Erin Murphy

      I agree. The “inappropriately sexual” stuff just seemed like a big eff you

    • Kay_Sue

      Even the way she describes “inappropriate”…a kiss on the cheek? That’s inappropriate? There’s a lot of dudes that should be locked up then.

      The whole case has been so ridiculous, and I do think she’s grinding an axe against her parents. *shakes head*

    • Bunny Lucia

      I was about as out-of-control as she was (Party wise, I never sued for child support), although I was a lot younger when I was at my “worst.” I grew the hell out of it by the time I was seventeen

      The thing that happens is, especially in “Richer” families, the parents just don’t have the time for the kids. I have a friend, his mother was well-off enough to retire by the time he was born, he was still raised by nannies because she was too busy doing volunteer work.

      A lot of these parents are afraid to enforce the rules because they know that their teenager will run away, and as long as their coming home every night (Or morning) you at least don’t have to worry about where they were sleeping and what they might be doing for that sleeping spot.

      Most of these parents of “Out of control teens” are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Many of them will try to become the “Cool parent” so that their teenager will stick around the house instead of being out where creeps who know what distressed teens look like can see them and take advantage of them.

  • Sue

    I hope that her offers of acceptance for university are pulled now that they can see what kind of person she is.
    Doesn’t like her mark? Sues the university.

    • JLH1986

      It wouldn’t be the first time a student had done that.

  • Jessifer

    She should be court-ordered to work with underprivileged youth so she can see how life is like for children/adolescents who grow up with REAL family problems (i.e. poverty, parental abandonment, domestic/sexual abuse, etc…)

  • Jell

    Isn’t she a little old for the parents to be playing the “so-and-so is a bad influence” game? An 18 year old is old enough to make up her own mind.

  • CMJ

    Classic symptom of affluenza – blame the majority of yours and your kid’s fuck ups on other people. (see: grades – it’s the teacher’s fault!!)

  • Alicia Kiner

    This is another “affluenza” case. The daughter feels she’s entitled to whatever she wants, and is so used to getting it, that she doesn’t realize it’s not the way the world works. I do think her parents should pay for her high school education, because they enrolled her there, but anything else is on her. She left, she’s a legal adult. Time to grow up, sweetheart.

    I moved out when I was 18 (my dad told me to get out of his house and never come back), and I moved in with a friend. That friend’s family supported me until I finished high school by paying for my housing expenses and food. Anything else I wanted (including my prescriptions) I had to pay for myself. So I got a job after school. When I wanted to get a better car, I had to get a loan, and find a co-signor other than them. I had to get my own car insurance. I didn’t have a cell phone. I paid for my own college classes that I took one at a time because that’s all I could afford. It’s not easy, but it’s doable.

    • Rachel Sea

      For real. I couch surfed with friends through high school, had a job the whole time, and got an apartment right after graduation. It’s not rocket science.

      And, bonus, moving out made my relationship with my parents much better than it was when I lived with them.

  • Crusty Socks

    I really really realllllly hope that Rachel and Lucas marry. As soon as possible.

    I’m sure the highlights will be posted on youtube/vine shortly after.

  • Rachel Sea

    Wait – she’s 18 and there is a single person on the planet taking seriously the idea that she is owed child support? Fucking rich kids, man.

    If she doesn’t want to be under her parents’ thumb, she can go get a shitty job, an apartment, and a community college diploma like normal people. I hope the judge tells them all to fuck merrily off.

  • ted3553

    Did anyone who read anything about this girl suing her parents because she didn’t want to follow rules at home think -well, obviously her boyfriend has lead her astray. This poor angel is innocent? In my mind, the parent’s defending their son are not telling me anything I couldn’t have guessed. She’s a spoiled brat

    • Michelle Pittman

      I don’t think her parents are saying she’s innocent…I think they’re just citing examples of why they didn’t approve of the relationship…

  • ted3553

    In Alberta, where I live, you no longer have to support your minor children if they leave home because they don’t like it. We checked into this when my stepdaughter did just that. If you kick them out because they’re not following basic rules, same story.

    • blh

      Now see I do think that’s ridiculous. A minor child should very well be a parents responsibility. But this little bitch needs a rude awakening.

  • Joy

    I hope she realizes that the stink of this lawsuit will follow her for life. Rachel Canning could go on to cure cancer and would still be introduced in news articles as “Nobel prize winner and noted dipshit, Rachel Canning.” How in the hell does an 18 year old adult think they are entitled to ridiculous amounts of child support?

    • whiteroses

      She doesn’t, though. All she’s seeing are dollar signs. I’m sure she thought that once she sued them, they’d cave, they’d let her do whatever she wanted and nobody would ever know about any of this. The more I read about this, the more I realize that she probably did it just to make a point, but she’s in way over her head.