Tamra Judge has been estranged from her daughter, Sidney Barney, for years — and it’s only about to get worse! The Real Housewives of New York City star’s 18-year-old is said to be taking legal action against the mom-of-four for allegedly mentally and emotionally abusing her children. As the 49-year-old reality scrambles to defend her parenting skills and shoot down rumors of neglect and mistreatment, Sidney is teaming up with an attorney to prevent her mom from spreading more lies about their family.
It’s a messy family feud that’s sure to get messier once lawyers are involved…
The severity of Tamra Judge‘s estrangement from her daughter, Sidney Barney, was made public earlier this month when she was accused of secretly abusing her children off-camera. In a public statement made by the Real Housewives of Orange County star’s 18-year-old daughter, Tamra was called out for allegedly lying to fans and secretly abusing her children off-camera.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Sidney went into detail about her estrangement from her famous mother and accused the mom-of-four of mistreating her kids. Expressing she had no interest ever in appearing on The Real Housewives of Orange County, which her mother has been on since in 2007, she claimed her mom was “neglectful” and “mentally and emotionally abusive” towards family members when cameras weren’t rolling.
“She was no mother to me. This was an unhealthy environment for all of us kids and unfortunately I was the only one to recognize this and take steps to get out of that toxic environment,” she explained of her move out of Tamra’s home.
Accusing her mother of “talking about me on the show/press/social media, doing embarrassing things on the show, lying to me and putting herself first,” the soon-to-be college freshman added, “If she would have put the effort into actually working on our relationship, instead of talking and crying about how much she ‘misses me’ on the show and wishes things were different she wouldn’t have missed my entire high school career.”
In response to the shocking allegations, Tamra — against her daughter’s wishes to not discuss family matters on social media — took to Instagram to defend herself. The 49-year-old, who was vacationing in Aruba during her daughter’s online tirade, wrote in a now-deleted post, “So many wonderful memories made. Although bittersweet.”
“I want to say thank you to everyone that has reached out to me to see if I’m okay. I/We are trying our best to enjoy our vacation,” she continued. “Thank you to my Mom who is not taking this very well and feels the need to defend me. I love you Mom. I love my daughter and I would NEVER abuse, hurt or neglect her in any way.”
She also commented on Sidney’s Facebook, “All I’ve ever done is love you from the second I found out I was pregnant. I’m sorry you hate me so much. I fought so hard for you. I will always love you and hope you realize one day how wrong all this is. So hurtful and not necessary.”
Now, Sidney is said to be lawyering up and seeking legal actions against Tamra. The teen plants to fire off a cease and desist letter to her mom to stop her from continually taking their drama public for publicity, according to Radar Online.
“It seems like this is what it is going to take to keep Tamra from talking. Sidney wishes it hadn’t come to this point, but it seems that it has,” a source close to the teen said. “Her only wish is that Tamra stop talking about their relationship on social media.”
The insider added, “All Sidney wants is for Tamra to keep her mouth shut about her and leave her alone. The fact is she is not doing that, which is unacceptable.”
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