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Georgia mom beats daughter during live Facebook broadcast

July 29, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Georgia mom beats daughter during live Facebook broadcast

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Police have launched an investigation into a mother who streamed a live Facebook broadcast of her beating and scolding her 16-year-old daughter in their home in Savannah, Georgia.

During the video, the teen wept as her mother slapped her all over her body and then beat her with what looks like a plastic object.

According to CNN, the mother claims that her daughter embarrassed her by posting sexy pictures of herself on her Facebook profile and having sex in their house.

The mother yelled, “That s— cute? You’re 16 right? You’re only f——g 16! And you wanna be a THOT [that hoe over there]!”

The Facebook broadcast went viral on social media, eliciting controversy regarding corporal punishment and public shaming.

After about four minutes, as the teen sobs in the corner, her mother turns the camera on herself, adjusts her hair, and begins speaking to the camera.

She said, “Now, I’m gonna need y’all to send this viral, please share this. ‘Cause I’m not done, more to come.”

Many believed that the mother took the beating way too far, especially for punishing a young girl.

On the lifestyle blog MadameNoire, Veronica Wells wrote in a post: “There is something so sick and disturbing about going out of your way to embarrass your child. Especially, when your form of discipline is about embarrassing your child for natural urges we all experience at 16 years old.”

Others said that the mom’s actions sent the wrong message. One commenter wrote, “To put this on social media is showing her it’s OK to put your business out there. What happened to ‘what goes on in my house stay in my house’?”

Surprisingly, many sympathized with the woman and the lesson she was trying to instill in her child.

A Facebook commenter said, “I understand where this mom coming from, but she could have handled it in a respectful way. She’s only trying to save her ’cause it’s a nasty world out there.”

The woman has not responded to requests for comment. However, the mother provided her side of the story on her daughter’s Facebook page.

She wrote, “I love my daughter with all my heart. Whatever happens after this, oh well, my daughter is not going to disrespect me or herself for nobody … lesson learned.”

The teenage girl took ownership of her actions in a post saying that she shouldn’t have embarrassed her mom and that she shouldn’t have been acting inappropriately.

She added that she loves her mother, and she understands the reasons behind her actions.

The viral Facebook broadcast has prompted authorities to investigate the incident.

Spokesman Sonny Cohrs said that the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department received calls from concerned residents who saw the Facebook video.

Special Victims Unit deputies spoke to the mother and daughter, and although the girl said she feels safe living with her mother, the case has been assigned to the Department of Children and Family Services for follow-up. There are currently no pending charges.

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