Troubled Teen Mom star Amber Portwood is back in jail after a judge found she did not meet the terms of her probation following a conviction for felony domestic battery.
Just about a year ago, Portwood was charged with three felonies in relation to footage of her physically attacking the father of her child on the MTV show Teen Mom. The arrest kicked off a rather unpleasant year for the reality show mom, as nude pics of Portwood were leaked to the internet just two months later. Then in May, Portwood’s home and car were vandalized, and later that month, she lost a bitter custody dispute with ex Gary Shirley. In June, she was hospitalized after a suicide attempt, but later recovered.
A local paper says that Portwood was arrested at the courthouse after it was determined that she failed to meet several of the terms of her probation, such as attending anger management classes and obtaining or working towards a GED. Portman’s brother told E! Online that the reality star was in possession of pills for which she could not produce a prescription.
Madison Circuit Court Judge David Happe tells The Herald Bulletin that Portwood was ordered jailed until a Jan. 13 hearing. According to the Bulletin, Portwood could face two years in jail if convicted.
Police investigated the then-20-year-old Portwood after a 2010 “Teen Mom” episode showed her hitting her father’s daughter, with the child present.