The boyfriend blamed for corrupting the ‘spoiled’ cheer captain suing her parents for ‘abandoning her’ had nothing to do with leading her astray despite claims he made her ‘obsessed with alcohol’, his furious father told MailOnline today.
Rachel Canning’s parents hold Lucas Kitzmiller, 18, largely responsible for their vicious fall-out with their daughter and have accused him of getting the 18-year-old suspended from school.
They have also dragged Lucas’ parents into the case, saying they regularly brought the boozed-up pair home on school nights well after curfew, turning up at 3.30am on one occasion.
They gave Rachel an ultimatum that she had to either split up with her boyfriend, or move out. In one exchange between the Catholic high School girl and her father last November she wrote: ‘Well I’m not coming home if I can’t see him’.
Her father, Sean, a former Lincoln Park police chief, replied: ‘As far as the boyfriend, yeah, you might not agree and sure you don’t but that has been as much a drag on you as anything, if you’re home he’s not around or involved in your life.’
Rachel refused to dump Lucas and actually moved in with his family for two nights, before relocating to another friend’s whose parents’ are funding her legal fight to force her parents to pay maintenance and college tuition.
But Jeffery Kitzmiller hit out at the Cannings on Wednesday morning, piling on further ill-will, to the already, messy feud.
Speaking to MailOnline from the family home, he said: ‘My son has been painted in a questionable light by some of the comments from the Cannings.
‘Their only experience of him is that he met the father long enough to shake hands. That’s the only interaction they have ever had. They made their decision about him from that.
‘If you read the court papers you can see the trend is with every boyfriend she’s had it’s always the boyfriend who’s the bad influence. We have been dragged into this.’
He was responding to statements made by Elizabeth Canning in a lengthy legal document submitted to Morris County Court and seen by MailOnline.
Referencing her daughter’s extreme drinking, Mrs Canning wrote: ‘Since she commenced dating Lucas Kitzmiller, Rachel has frequently become obsessed with drinking every weekend as a result of dating him.
‘Prior her dating him, Rachel had been dating another boy through the summer of 2013 where they rarely, if ever engaged in the heavy partying that was being exhibited nonstop in the fall of 2013.
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