- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 24, 2014

The New Jersey teenager who made national headlines for suing her parents over future college costs has now obtained a temporary restraining order against her boyfriend, whom her parents had wanted her to stop dating.

Rachel Canning, 18, has accused Lucas Kitzmiller, also 18, of choking her with his bare hands during a fight in Denville Township early Sunday morning, Miss Canning’s father, Sean Canning, told The Daily Record.

Miss Canning filed a domestic violence complaint against the boyfriend and a temporary restraining order was issued by a municipal court judge. A hearing will be held Wednesday on whether the restraining order should be made final, The Daily Record reported.

She reportedly did not seek to file criminal charges against Mr. Kitzmiller.

Miss Canning’s parents have long disapproved of their daughter’s relationship with Mr. Kitzmiller. They said he was a bad influence on her and tried to persuade her to break up with him.

Miss Canning moved out of her parents’ home in October and moved in with a friend, whose father, attorney John Inglesino, filed suit on her behalf requiring the Cannings to pay her high school tuition and upcoming college costs.

The suit was withdrawn in March when the teen reconciled with her parents and moved back in with her family, The Daily Record reported.

Miss Canning has since graduated from Morris Catholic High School and was awarded a $56,000 scholarship to attend Western New England University this fall.

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