The mother of Georgia teen Nia Green has not yet been charged with violently assaulting her daughter during a live Facebook stream, reports the Washington Post.
As noted by the Inquisitr in late July, Shanavia Miller took to the site to publicly discipline the 16-year-old for taking suggestive photos with her boyfriend, including one where Green wore nothing but a towel. After Nia tried her best to downplay the matter (Shanavia alleged that the photos were taken in their home, while Green claimed otherwise), Miller began beating her with a stick, then her fists, for several minutes, while a person off-screen filmed the assault.
Following the attack, Miller then proclaimed that she would be taking over her daughter’s Facebook profile for the foreseeable future and implored Nia’s friends to share the captured moment as much as they could all over social media.
“I’m gonna need y’all to [make] this viral,” she bellowed as Nia cowered and cried in the corner of a laundry room. “Please share this, because I’m not done [with her]. More to come.”
The following video is extremely graphic. Please proceed at your own risk.
Although the clip was eventually removed from Facebook, it has since turned up on YouTube and various other video sharing sites, where it’s been viewed by thousands of people. Darneesha Green (no relation to Nia), a spokeswoman for the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, explained to the Washington Post that the video was ultimately passed along to them as well by concerned viewers, which, in turn, caused law enforcement to check in with Green and Miller. According to her, after interviewing Nia, they found no just cause to arrest Shanavia for her violent actions.
“Our special victims unit looked into the case and officers talked to the mother and daughter,” Ms. Green expressed. “Although the daughter said she felt safe in the home, the case has been referred to the Department of Family and Children Services.”
It is now up to the DFCS on whether or not Shanavia is formally charged with the beating of her child. Since that day, neither Green nor Miller have made updates to Nia’s Facebook page. However, Shanavia did make a post just hours after it went viral.
“I love my daughter with all my heart,” Miller partially said. “Whatever happens after this, [oh] well. My daughter is not [ever] going to disrespect me or herself.”
Nia allegedly sympathized with her mother’s form of punishment in a post of her own, although interestingly, the long-worded response was filled with several grammatical errors that seemed to be intentional. Because of this fact, most have assumed that Shanavia was posting on “behalf” of her daughter.
“I embarrassed my [mother], so she embarrassed me,” Nia claimed. “I’m not defending the live video. [I just] know [that] next time, [I’ll] keep my business to myself.”
Other posts were made throughout the day to clarify rumors that Green had attempted suicide after her mother’s attack (“I did go to the hospital, [but] only because I [had an anxiety] attack and [a] real bad headache,” Nia stated), and for Miller to disassociate herself from a GoFundMe page that was allegedly created to help her with any legal fees that could come her way after the video.
“That GoFundMe page is fake,” the post reads. “I don’t even live in Chicago anymore.”
Regardless of the lack of updates, more than 110,000 people now follow Nia Green’s Facebook page. As of this time, is unknown whether or not Miller could face additional charges for recording the assault or for demanding that others share the disturbing visual on the internet.