Amber Portwood faces felony charges over Gary Shirley attack

Amber Portwood, star of MTV’s show Teen Mom, is facing some serious charges today, after Indiana officials have decided to charge her with two felonies and one misdemeanor.

It all stems from Amber’s attacks on her fiancee, Gary Shirley. The attacks happened on three separate occasions and show Amber really beating the crap out of him. She punched him, hit him in the face and kicked him. Because officials believe that the attacks were done in front of their daughter, they have charged her with felony domestic violence and battery.

TMZ reports:

Officials have acknowledged that the criminal investigation was launched after the MTV show aired — which included footage of Amber smacking Shirley several times.

Cops say Amber not only slapped Shirley in front of the kid — but she also punched him several times in the face and upper-body.

If convicted on all counts, Portwood faces three years behind bars and fines up to $10,000.

In a new interview, Amber is denying the accusations. She said, “I didn’t hit Gary in front of Leah so there are no felony charges. None of this is true, there’s nothing against me. They can’t charge me if they don’t have proof.”

What do you think? Should she go to jail?

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