Father Indicted For Beating Daughters For Twerking

· April 4, 2013

A father who beat his two daughters with a cord has been charged with child endangerment and corporal punishment.

Greg Horn, 35, whipped his daughters, ages 12 and 14, with a video cable after walking in on the girls recording themselves “twerking.” Twerking involves wobbling or jiggling the hips and bu**ocks. Or, to borrow Miley Cyrus’s definition, “It’s a lot of booty action.”

The video was first posted a week ago. Several reaction videos popped up shortly afterward.

According to the police report, one of the girls had visible welts on her legs and open wounds in the thigh area from being beaten with the video cable. The girls’ mother noticed the wounds and called police.

The 30 second video sparked a debate over whether Horn’s actions were abusive or good parenting. Some felt that he went too far — at one point, one of the girls screams, “Daddy, stop,” but he continues to beat her — while others felt he was teaching his daughters a lesson and preventing them from engaging in more inappropriate behavior. Ultimately, even though the video had gone viral and left many wondering why the police hadn’t been notified, it was the mother’s intervention that led to an arrest.

Horn’s indictment comes during the first week of Child Abuse Awareness Month.

“The goal is always to keep kids safe,” Montgomery County Children Services spokesman Kevin Lavoie said. He also added that when people are reporting cases of child abuse, they don’t have to leave a name or even have definitive proof that abuse is taking place. The suspicion of abuse is more than enough.

“It may be nothing,” Lavoie said. “But rather than an**yze it, let our specialists figure it out and the best course of action.”

Although it was initially reported that the girls were beaten for recording themselves twerking, they told police they were beaten for sneaking out of the house.

Greg Horn is scheduled to appear in court on April 16 for his arraignment hearing.

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Discussion54 Comments

  1. god says:

    He did right ..

  2. President Ward says:

    That’s bullsh*t.

  3. So his daughters snuck out the house & were making a twerk video?? They needed that azz beat!! I wonder what the relationship is like between the mom & father because she’s the one who ultimately got him booked. She should’ve had his back as a parent of 2 unruly girls…but u know how women will turn their backs on a dude…especially if they’re not together anymore & are on bad terms smh.

    • MalleG'z says:

      You know how these young Moms are nowadays, they think its cute when their lil hot azz daughters sing, dance & dress like they’re grown…smh

  4. too_funny says:

    damn shame….

  5. swtfac 77 says:

    That is not good parenting, if someone beat your kids merciless like he did, he deserve to be put in jail. At that age there is different kinds of punishments. If the shoe was on the other foot you all wouldnt let your kids father handle your babies like that!!! I am a mother and I do believe in tearing that ass up, but never, I mean never with a wire or cord. That is too far!!!!

  6. Moor #TC Warriors says:

    If course we all stand behind him but videotaping and posting it was stupid.

    • bighomie53 says:

      Most likely the girls knew that they had f#cked up so they set the camera up & stood where they could be filmed before he came in to whoop them… I doubt if he recorded himself….

  7. M0311 says:

    What he said^^^^…But with a belt.

  8. PS says:

    The mother should have been beat too.
    He just should not have be caught on camera. Now those two hot asses are going to do whatever they feel like. These children are out of control!

  9. JGoode says:

    He did right by beating his kids to the point it left scars to prove his point. He did right by showing them that violence is the way to get ya point across. Dad of the yr right here. No doubt.

  10. Realtalkin says:

    He did the right thing but there shouldnt have been no evidence thats all

  11. presto 2.5 says:

    The world wants to raise your kids…they dont want anything interfering with the destruction and take over of young minds and the “Yolo” or “Who do you have to answer to?” mentality….Espcly parents…”The world has gone to Hell”

    kids have no rights…and we are obligated as parents to extract/beat the world out they azz….cause the world wants our lil girls on a skripper pole…or hoe’n on the corner of 5th & 7th street

    • jamarxyz says:

      thats some real talk rite there….but the mother sounds like a cutthroat….she probably leaked the tape….i would never want kids with a woman that doesnt believe in disipline.

  12. Nicole says:

    What the hell is wrong with you people?!? Find another way to discipline your children! I’m sure this is not the first time these girls have acted the fool and got beaten, so CLEARLY the beatdowns don’t work! The jailhouses are FULL of young men & women who were “beat” as children so don’t give me the nonsense of “that’s the only way they’ll learn.” My mother’s friend used to beat the crap out of her kids. One is in jail, the other has the SAME woman who beat him as a child scared to death of him. Boy slavery really did a number on some of you people.

    • What do u advise @nicole?? Please enlighten us on your discipline theory???

      • bighomie53 says:

        @B,, I doubt that @Nicole even have any children or any enlightenment on how to discipline kids, because if she did she should have gave her example… Instead she choose to put her moms friend family on blast…

        @Nicole,, Slavery has nothing to do with this and fyi beat-downs do work, i’m a prime example that it does.. So just to sum it all up if you don’t discipline your children, law enforcement and/or the system will gladly do it for you!!!!!!!!!!

        • jamarxyz says:

          Nicole needs to get the phuck out of here …there plenty of young n!ggaz in jail that didnt have no disipline….everything in life varies.

        • Nicole says:

          Chile please! My mother nor father EVER beat us and all of their children are productive working citizens who have NEVER been to jail. How about talking to your kids!?! Damn! My parents decided to do something different than most black parentes and we turned out fine! THAT’S why this “Father of the Year” got locked up! Dumb azz! He deserved it!

    • MalleG'z says:

      The more Dr. Phil says dont hit your kids, talk them, and give them timeouts, the more they run wild as adolescents… Coincidence? I think not. Nobody talking about beat your kids within an inch of their life, but you better lay down the law on them.

    • JGoode says:

      +12 you can’t enlighten these fools.

  13. Mr Nice Guy says:

    I knew he’d catch a charge, the 2nd girl got that ass whipped!! remember many of those!! 2 less strippers though!!

  14. wtf leave dat nugga alone, dats wuss wrong wit them fucc’d up white kids put them in time out helll nalll beat thet assesss

  15. Fantasygirl says:

    Yeah he was right because somehow black girls “twerking” and being in videos pretty much guarantees they’re gonna be strippers and whores right? Or it’s just interfering so terribly with still growing number of black women graduating college, getting into culinary and becoming RN’s and lawyers opposed to our…nevermind :)

    Let’s see a man CAN NOT beat on his girlfriend out of anger

    But a man can beat his black daughters with a cable cord for discipline

    Let’s see here um..In the middle east videos and stories about women being executed by males out of discipline makes people stomachs churn

    But a man beating his black daughters with a cable chord and cursing to them until they scream is a awesome parenting.

    A basketball coach throwing balls, shoving his players and yelling at them causes social media fury

    But a man beating his black daughters with a cable cord is heading in the right direction.

    A black mother was arrested “quickly” for coming in and slapping the wrong child, people thought it was disturbing not because she slapped the wrong child, but because her intentions were to punish a child by slapping them.

    Are black women seen as unruly, masculine subhumans so much that any type of form of so called “punishment” is warranted? I can recall that mindset being displayed by masters and slave owners who didn’t cite minorities or people of color as “human” until years after. They had us chained and shackled because they viewed us as “uncivilized” so whipping us and feeding us garbage and scraps was warranted.

    Find me articles and videos of white girls, and white women or non-black women being faced with physical violence and their community or society applauding it and giving the men claps and highfives. So many videos of black women met with violence and people, not just black but whites applaud it. It’s the stereotypes people have internalized about black girls and women.

    • bighomie53 says:

      @Fantasygirl,,, Ain’t nobody tryna hear that, you just said a whole bunch of nothing!!!!!!!

      • Fantasygirl says:

        Of course you don’t want to hear it, it doesn’t strole your male ego but you understood “Beat their ass” real well. But this site is full of sexist, misogynistic, egotistical assholes who can’t articulate anything unless it begins with a rap lyric. You all are the reason black people like me loathe the community. Maybe your brain functions better masturbating to half naked women and the sounds of Chief Kief, good night ignorant negro who hates reading unless it favors black males and booty mags.

        • bighomie53 says:

          Get yo goofy a$$ outta here, i read everything you typed then and now, yet still your comments are meaningless!!!!! So if this site is what you say it is WHY do you even log on??? You sound bitter like you got your a$$ whooped as a child,, must not have worked out well for you that’s why you mad!!!!! FOH

        • lnfamous ONE says:

          I think the disconnect between men & women of a certain age is clearly evident, especially the women. One thing is for sure, U can’t blame a man for anything when U deny him what WE were put here for, to be the head of the household. What’s worst is that most of them can’t even see it, their minds are consumed with nonsense. Stuff like Housewives of Wherever when none of the participants are even wives or part of anything productive. They feel that they deserve some type of entitlement for being attractive and/or having a fat @ss. We now live a society where hoez are placed on pedestals and real women & men are condemned. Fantasygirl names HERSELF Fantasygirl but say the following: “But this site is full of sexist, misogynistic, egotistical assholes who can’t articulate anything unless it begins with a rap lyric. You all are the reason black people like me loathe the community. Maybe your brain functions better masturbating to half naked women and the sounds of Chief Kief, good night ignorant negro who hates reading unless it favors black males and booty mags.” Broads like this is like cats running around chasing their own tails.

          • Manofthehour says:

            That was deep brother. I like how you called that out. Fantasygirl… lol… But I noticed the women on here don’t agree.

  16. M0311 says:

    I feel that parents should discipline their children but what some people fail to recognize is that there has to be a level of love and communication that goes along with that discipline. Nicole, the jail is filled with “Parentless” individuals who, more than likely, never had a dad to whoop them. There are some situations when parents try as hard as they can and the child still turns out to be worthless b/c the individual does not have the drive to do anything positive. I’m all for spanking your children, maybe not with a extension cord and definitely not on video. This has absolutely nothing to do with slavery. The bible says, spare the rod, spoil the child.

  17. Tami says:

    Nicole is the only one that said anything intelligent at all. All you idiots that agree with what that man did need to go take a child development class ….

    • jamarxyz says:

      get the phuck outta here….you a joke with that child developement classes.

      • Moor #TC Warriors says:

        Yo I leave it at this. You see these girls in here defending that fuq mess the lil girls were doing? This exactly why I say a household without a man is doomed because woman are the WORST decision makers on the planet.

        Hell the Twerk Team is managed by their own mother. Either be in your daughters life or don’t have kids. I rest my case.

    • bighomie53 says:

      @Tami,, Save it… @Nicole comment was dumb & yours was even dumber!!!!!!!!!!

  18. KBA74 says:

    It’s really sad that the media/ Government is slowly taking away what God intended and putting in what man wants. Such as spoil the rod spare the child. A man’s desperate attempt to keep his daughter from falling into the stereotype of being a hoochie mama, hood rat, strawberry, stripper, etc… The list can go on and on. I have four daughters, and yes he did the right thing. Ultimately he is trying to keep them from falling in the system of being integrated in society in the wrong manner when they come of age. And yes, twirking or whatever they call it is not something you should have your daughters doing and I feel really sorry for those girls because if the mom is co-signing it, you know where they are headed.

    • JGoode says:

      Man wrote the bible fool. And man has simply edited and updated the word of “god”. You don’t know the word of god because u never spoke to god.

  19. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I’ll pose a question to those among you that think what this man did was a measured response: If beating your children makes model citizens, why is Word Star Hip Hop filled with videos of black people committing the most degrading and shameful acts? As a black man, I often hear other black people point out the reason that white people that engage in anti-social behavior is because they weren’t beaten as children, but those same people will ignore it when black people do anti-social things. Growing up I was beaten by my father and I am an upstanding person today, but I don’t credit the brutality for that. The only thing that lingers from those beatings is a strained relationship between a father and his son.

  20. Jamez says:

    this turned into a men vs women debate. The father SHOULD NOT have beat them with a cord (especially since what theyre wearing is next to skin) BUT they DISCIPLINE WAS NEEDED! i find it funny how women always talkin bout where are all the fathers but yet we get RATTED OUT to the police. Yall couldn’t talk it out?? She OBVIOUSLY had something against him. Anyway, i speak from experience that timeouts and slaps on the wrist wasnt enough for my bad ass BUT what calmed me down was seeing my dad letting his anger and aggression get him in jail but an explanation couldve ended this situation too ..but then again those girls snuck out tha house too so a timeout aint enough. But i tell you what…im not gon raise my kids for 12 or 14 years and let a random ass stranger tell me how to raise my babies and they aint put in no work. But good job america, you made it ok for the police to use excessive force on your kids but you cant lay a finger on em

  21. justasking says:

    The main problem is that the girls were even sneaking out and making twerk videos in the first place; these girls are clearly out of control. How old are they? Did he overdue it; yes he did but to sit and say that he should find other ways too punish HIS children is stupid. When these girls are pregnant at 13 and 14 because I’m pretty sure they were not sneaking out to see girls; the first assumption is that the dad was absent. Now he did overdue it but these girls were not innocent either; to make twerk videos on top of sneaking out was not the best idea.

  22. BABY DOLL says:

    i believe in ass woopins but they never really did anything for me my mom was a very good mom and i still did what the hell i wanted now my dad never wooped me but once and it hurt him more than it hurt me he believed in having deep conversations which showed a kind of love i cant explain n thats has stuck with me yes just beating them is not enough why would you want a child to fear your every move??? U SHOULD WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO TELL YOU ANYTHING

  23. M0311 says:

    @JGoode, I don’t know if I’m the “fool” that you are referring to but I did make a reference to the bible. You were quick to point out that man wrote the bible so I guess it shouldn’t apply as a reference in life. May I remind you that man also wrote these “Laws” that you abide by everyday so what’s your point. It’s not illegal to spank your children, it’s only illegal if it’s abuse. Also someone stated that spankings, whoopings ect. causes separation between children and parents. Now that’s some B.S. As long as that discipline it’s matched with an equal amount of love and compassion, anyone should appreciate their parents. I do. I got whooping and I’m a very successful adult and so are my siblings.

  24. KimInLA says:

    It is not the same Dad. News services and people in general should be careful about forwarding these stories where the information has not been confirmed It could be defamatory. I contactedABC 22 Dayton and this is their response: “We could not connect the twerking punishment video with the story we did, which was allegedly punishment for sneaking out at night. We asked police to review the twerking video and they said they were convinced it’s not related to our story’s suspect. This is very likely a case of someone somewhere making an erroneous connection between two separate incidents, and then other people believing it. We’ve had several inquiries into it.Thanks for your concerns, and thanks for watching.” They have a FB page if you want to contact them as well to confirm.

  25. H says:

    I believe in whipping that ass but dude did go a lil overboard. Shouldn’t have recorded it or put it out. And next time get a belt nigga, this aint the 50′s

  26. lnfamous ONE says:

    think the disconnect between men & women of a certain age is clearly evident, especially the women. One thing is for sure, U can’t blame a man for anything when U deny him what WE were put here for, to be the head of the household. What’s worst is that most of them can’t even see it, their minds are consumed with nonsense. Stuff like Housewives of Wherever when none of the participants are even wives or part of anything productive. They feel that they deserve some type of entitlement for being attractive and/or having a fat @ss. We now live a society where hoez are placed on pedestals and real women & men are condemned. Fantasygirl names HERSELF Fantasygirl but say the following: “But this site is full of sexist, misogynistic, egotistical assholes who can’t articulate anything unless it begins with a rap lyric. You all are the reason black people like me loathe the community. Maybe your brain functions better masturbating to half naked women and the sounds of Chief Kief, good night ignorant negro who hates reading unless it favors black males and booty mags.” Broads like this is like cats running around chasing their own tails.

  27. Nicole says:

    People are ridiculous! That man was ridiculous. Trust, this is not the 1st time those children have acted up and I’m betting this isn’t the 1st time they received a beating. According to some of you violent future psychopaths on this, “a good beating will keep your child in line!” Okay, since I’m pretty sure this isn’t the 1st beating they got, CLEARLY the “beat em down” theory is NOT working! HELLO! How about talking to your kids. We were grounded. Privileges were taken away. Extra chores were added on. and so on and so forth. My mother and father’s first instinct was not to pick up an extension cord and start swinging! They got creative with their punishments! They took time out to be flipping parents instead of just BEATING us! So save this BS! This man clearly got exactly what he deserved! Black folks always want to pick up a belt! Yet WE! YES WE are the main ones in jail, selling drugs, etc. But WE call ourselves the authority on raising children!?! Please! Please! God bless ya’ll!

    • lnfamous ONE says:

      1. Unless U know what the father may or may not have done as factual, who cares about speculations?
      2. Unless U have kids, sit down and shut up, Ur part of the problem.

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