Rachel Canning, Teen Who Sued Parents, Gets Restraining Order Against Boyfriend

07/23/2014 05:32 pm ET | Updated Jul 23, 2014
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A New Jersey teenager who became infamous after she sued her parents for kicking her out of their home and not paying her college tuition has filed a temporary restraining order against her boyfriend.

One reason Rachel Canning's parents banished her from their house was because she refused to break up with this boyfriend she now alleges attacked her.

Canning, 18, accuses Lucas Kitzmiller of choking her during a dispute on Sunday morning, according to the Daily Record.

The paper reports:

The alleged assault of Canning, 18, by Kitzmiller occurred on the street. She says that she fled in her vehicle — and that Kitzmiller tried to stop her — then she drove to Denville Police headquarters. She filed a domestic violence complaint against Kitzmiller and a temporary restraining order was issued by a municipal court judge based upon her allegations.

The Star-Ledger reports that Kitzmiller also took out a temporary restraining order against Canning.

In March, Canning sued her parents for immediate financial assistance and for help with college tuition after she said she was kicked out of the house and cut off financially.

She dropped the suit soon after her story went viral.

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