KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A college student from Leawood, Kan., will finish her senior year without any contact from her parents. And that's fine by her. Aubrey Ireland, 21, a music theater major at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, convinced a judge that her parents were stalking her.
According to Gawker, Ireland claims her parents, David and Julie, would make the 600 mile trek from Leawood, Kan., to Cincinnati, Ohio, to check on her. Ireland told the judge her parents went as far as telling school officials she suffered from a serious mental illness, was promiscuous and used drugs. Ireland, a Dean's List student and star of many musical performances, disputed the claim. The judge and the University of Cincinnati sided with Ireland.
After Ireland broke off contact with her parents, her parents responded by cutting off her college tuition. The University of Cincinnati stepped in and has agreed to fund her senior year with a scholarship. University officials even hired security guards to ensure Ireland's parents could not attend her performances.
Judge Jody Luebber ordered Ireland's parents to stay 500 feet away from her at all times and make no attempt to contact her before Sept. 23, 2013.
Ireland's parents could not be reached for comment on Thursday or Friday.