Leah Messer’s behavior on the Teen Mom 2 Season 7 premiere has led to tons of backlash from fans, but will it also lead to the reality star losing her children yet again? According to a new report, it could.
On March 22, West Virginia family lawyer Robert B. Kuenzel spoke to Hollywood Life, revealing Child Protective Services could step in and have her three children, 6-year-old twins Ali and Aleeah, and her youngest daughter, 3-year-old Adalynn, removed from her home. In fact, the report claimed Leah Messer could actually lose custody due to her recent behavior on the show, which included texting while driving with her children in the back seat.
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“If the children are in immediate danger, CPS would get a court order to remove the children from her care,” attorney Kuenzel explained. “Anybody can contact West Virginia CPS and make a complaint about this bad mother, it does not need to be someone from her immediate family.”
In addition to texting while driving, Leah Messer was seen struggling to get out of bed to take her twins to school, and when they asked for food for their lunches, she informed them that she had forgotten to get groceries. She even failed to feed them breakfast, which led to quite the reaction out of 6-year-old Aleeah, who told her mother she did not trust her and demanded to be taken back home.
“Once CPS receives that report, then they would assign a social worker to go out and investigate the claim right away,” Kuenzel explained. “If CPS actually removes the children, the law in West Virginia is that, CPS would look to the closest relative to try and find suitable family placement.”
After Monday’s shocking premiere of Teen Mom 2 Season 7 aired, Leah Messer responded to the backlash from her behavior on Twitter. However, she didn’t apologize for her questionable decisions or even take responsibility for her behavior. Instead, she claimed she doesn’t “always text and drive” and claimed her daughter was just being a “drama queen” for requesting Leah Messer make her breakfast.
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While Leah Messer has help parenting her children, her ex-husband, Corey Simms, will not be featured in the seventh season as much as he has in the past. According to a new report, Simms took a step back from filming after becoming frustrated with Leah Messer’s alleged drug problem being swept under the rug.
“Corey feels MTV did him dirty,” a friend of the reality star told Radar Online on March 21, adding that Simms believed producers were letting “pill-popping” Leah Messer off too easy. “He thinks they had the perfect opportunity to show viewers, ‘This is what happens when you get on drugs, this is the reality.’ Instead, they made it seem like Corey was constantly attacking [Leah Messer] for no reason.”
“Corey told MTV just what he thought about the situation, and said that he and Miranda would not film nearly as much as in past seasons,” the friend said. “Producers understood.”
Leah Messer was accused of hiding an addiction to prescription pain medication during filming on Teen Mom 2 Season 6 by both Simms and her second husband, Jeremy Calvert.
For more Leah Messer, tune into Teen Mom 2 Season 7, airing on Monday nights at 10 p.m. on MTV. During next week’s show, Leah Messer will be seen losing primary custody of her twins to Corey Simms.
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