New Jersey Cheerleader Finally Drops Lawsuit Against Her Parents

Rachel Canning, the 18-year-old cheerleader and honor student who moved out of her parents' home and then sued them for college tuition, asked a court to dismiss her case Tuesday.

Canning had alleged that she was kicked out of the house because her parents didn't like her boyfriend. Her mom and dad argued that she left voluntarily because she didn't want to play by their reasonable rules.

After the family aired all of its dirty laundry—Rachel's alleged drinking problem, her mom's verbal cruelty that contributed to an eating disorder, and her dad's alleged abusive behavior—Rachel agreed to move back home last week.

She had been staying with her best friend, the daughter of attorney and former New Jersey freeholder John Inglesino. Inglesino reportedly encouraged Rachel to file the suit and spent as much as $13,000 to help her go through with it.

Still up in the air: Whether Inglesino will sue to recover any of that money.

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