A TV personality who’s a regular on reality television — and who’s also a regular in the legal system — is back behind bars, MSNBC reports.
Amber Portwood, a star of MTV’s “Teen Mom,” was arrested Thursday in Indiana for allegedly failing to report for a court appearance that’s part of a court-mandated drug rehabilitation program, the story says. Portwood could be looking at a few weeks in jail while she awaits a court review of her case, the story says — and that would mean she will spend Monday, her 22nd birthday, in jail.
The story notes: “Portwood took a plea deal earlier this year and agreed to participate in the strict rehab program following a December 2011 arrest for drug and probation violation charges that landed her in jail for over two months.”
Portwood also got in trouble back in March, for apparently failing to provide a sample for drug testing. She avoided being returned to jail at that time, but received an extra 30 days of drug testing along with a requirement that she submit a 500-word report to the court, the story reports.
The report adds: “Portwood’s legal troubles began back in 2010 when she was arrested for assaulting her baby’s father, Gary Shirley, while MTV cameras rolled. Shirley, who currently has full custody of their daughter, Leah, found out about his ex-girlfriend’s most-recent arrest from fans on Twitter.”
Shirley tweeted this morning: “So just found out she is in jail, WTF I didn’t even know. I was trying to help Leah get her something [for her birthday]. Postponed.”
Taping has wrapped on the fourth and final season of “Teen Mom,” which is set to premiere June 19.