These YouTuber Parents Pulled Disturbing ‘Pranks’ On Their Kids, And Now They’ve Lost Custody!

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Maryland parents, Mike and Heather Martin, have a YouTube channel called DaddyoFive in which their two children are often the victim of cruel pranks. The parents had been under fire for a video pranking their son, Cody. Recently the parents lost custody of the kids and the children went to their biological mother, Rose Hall, in North Carolina.

Mike Martin and his wife Heather have been accused of “abuse” because they uploaded YouTube videos “pranking” their young children.

Mike Martin and his wife Heather have been accused of “abuse” because they uploaded YouTube videos “pranking” their young children.
Mike Martin and his wife Heather have been accused of “abuse” because they uploaded YouTube videos “pranking” their young children.
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Mike Martin and Heather lost custody of Emma, 12, and Cody, 9, after years of subjecting them to mean-spirited pranks for views on the video platform.

Their biological mother, Rose Hall, has regained custody of the kids on an emergency custody order and explained that the children need extensive counseling.

“Emma and Cody are with me,” said Rose Hall in a YouTube video to her lawyer’s channel. “They’re doing good,” she said. “They’re getting back to their playful selves.”

'It was very painful,' Hall said of watching the videos. 'I cried. I had an anxiety attack. He’s bullying the other kids to hurt my two kids.'

She also said that the pair were lucky she wasn't there when the abuse was happening.

Cody was the victim of many 'pranks.'

Pranks have involved telling Cody he has been adopted out to another family, accusing him of spreading ink all over his bedroom carpet when he didn't, smashing his X-box with a hammer, refusing to take him to Disney World with the rest of the family, and often screaming and swearing at him until he breaks down in tears or throws things.

To a lesser extent, Emma received the same treatment.

Eventually, Mike and Heather Martin uploaded a video in April apologizing for an earlier 'prank' video of Cody.

The couple posted an apology video — with the help of a crisis management and PR firm — announcing that the entire family was in counseling. “We realize we have made some terrible parenting decisions, and we just want to make things right,” Heather Martin said in the video. The couple had previously said that the prank reactions were “faked.”

With the help of law enforcement, Hall regained custody of Emma and Cody last week.

The three spent the weekend in North Carolina before returning to Frederick County. The kids are “deprogramming,” Hall’s lawyer Tim Conlon said.

In the video Hall posted with Conlon, she described her reunion with her kids as a little difficult, particularly in Cody’s case: “Cody had a difficult time when the officer brought him out to the car,” she said. “He said some things that were disturbing, that he hated me, that Mike and Heather told him I threw him away like he was garbage, and I didn’t love him no more. … that’s not true at all.”

Both Cody and Emma are faring better, she added, although Emma has bounced back more quickly.

Source: Daily Mail

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