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.
Their biological mother, Rose Hall, has regained custody of the kids on an emergency custody order and explained that the children need extensive counseling.
'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.'
Cody was the victim of many 'pranks.'
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.”