San Francisco, Apr 9: A teenager from Arkansas has sued his mother for hacking his Facebook account and posting slanderous remarks, Arkansas TV station KATV reported on Thursday, Apr 8.
The 16-year-old, whose identity has been retained because of his age, claimed that his mother allegedly hacked into his Facebook and email accounts and changed his accounts to prevent his access to them.
He said that his mother, Denise New, allegedly posted remarks which were slanderous and were related to his personal life.
Reports said that Denise was displeased about a post in which his on mentioned about driving home at 95 mph (152 kph) one night after he was unhappy with a girl.
Denise, while denying the charges said that what she had done was within the legal rights as a parent to monitor her son.
She said that she took over her son's Facebook account when he left open on her computer as he had posted incriminating information on his Facebook page.
Denise is determined to fight the charges as she believes that she was just exercising her right as a parent.
"Oh yeah, I'm going to fight it. If I have to go even higher up, I'm going to. I'm not gonna let this rest. I think this could be a precedent-setting moment for parents," she said.
"You're within your legal rights to monitor your child and to have a conversation with your child on Facebook whether it's his account, or your account or whoever's account."
The hearing of the case is reportedly scheduled on May, 8.