Student wins stalking order against own parents
Aubrey Ireland, 21, a senior at the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, went to the court to complain that her parents, David and Julie, drive 600 miles from their home in Leawood, Kansas and turn up unannounced.
She also said that her parents had wrongly accused her of using illegal drugs, and promiscuity, and had told her head of department that she was suffering from mental issues.
A judge has ordered her parents to stay at least 500ft away from her and to have no contact with her, until at least September 23, 2013, the Telegraph reported.
Aubrey told the court that it had become embarrassing and upsetting to have her parents come to her university when she was a grown adult and just basically slander her name and follow her around.
Her parents admitted that they had installed monitoring software on her laptop computer but argued that they were just trying to protect her.
Her mother Julie said that Aubrey was an only child who was catered to all her life by loving parents.
But her daughter said that she felt like she was a dog with a collar on.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the university has hired security guards to keep her parents away from her music performances.