Last week, 16 and Pregnant alum Valerie Fairman was arrested for assaulting her mother. However, some new details have come out about the case, and they’re pretty alarming.
The Daily Local, Valerie’s hometown newspaper, has a pretty thorough piece about the turmoil in Valerie’s family. Her older brother, Andre, was sentenced to 18 months’ probation for sexually assaulting a classmate. Andre is developmentally disabled, as was the classmate he assaulted. He did not appear in Valerie’s episode of 16 and Pregnant.
However, Andre’s probation is being reconsidered because he admitted that he also molested two girls, ages 4 and 2. This is especially disconcerting since Valerie’s young daughter, Nevaeh, lives in the same home as Andre.
During Andre’s hearing, Valerie was called to testify. Apparently, the incident where she allegedly assaulted her mother so badly that her mother fractured a vertebra took place at the courthouse. It’s not clear whether the assault was connected with Valerie testifying or anything else connected to her brother’s case, but it doesn’t seem like a good idea to hit your mother when there are law enforcement officials all over the place.