A 21-year-old Irish American student has won a court order against her parents banning them from stalking her.
Aubrey Ireland, a highly gifted music major, claimed that her parents, David and Julie Ireland followed her all around campus at the College Conservatory of music in Cincinnati, Ohio even though they lived 700 miles away in Kansas.
Ireland told the court that her parents became obsessed with her life in college, bad mouthed her to staff and told her department head she had mental issues.
They also installed tracking software on her computer and iPhone and accused her of promiscuity.
"It's just been really embarrassing and upsetting to have my parents come to my university when I'm a grown adult and just basically slander my name and follow me around," Ireland told the court.
Ireland, an only child, cut off her parents who then refused to pay her tuition but the college agreed to give her a full scholarship.
Her parents denied the charges. Mrs Ireland told the court: "She's an only child who was catered to all her life by loving parents. We're not bothering her. We're not a problem."
Judge Jody Luebbers dismissed the parents claim that their daughter was "lying" and she ordered them to stay 500 yards from her at all times and make no effort to contact her before she graduated college.
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