Father and Son Allegedly Caught on Tape Bullying 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy | Fox News InsiderFather and Son Allegedly Caught on Tape Bullying 10-Year-Old Girl With Cerebral Palsy
This story is truly horrifying.
The parents of 10-year-old Hope Holcomb, an Ohio girl who suffers from cerebral palsy, say that she has been cruelly bullied by a neighborhood child and his father!
In an incident caught on tape, the father and son are seen apparently imitating Holcomb’s limp as they walk from the school bus. According to Holcomb’s parents, the two did this every day. Hope says she pleaded with them to stop, saying, “Try to be nice.”
“It makes me sick to think that grown man would tease a 10-year-old disabled girl that has never done a thing,” Hope’s father said.Vickie Bailey, the wife and mother of the alleged bullies, said, “It was no offense to Hope, so why they’re taking it as that, I have no idea.”
The father seen in the video mocking the girl, William Bailey, had a less than honorable defense for his actions:
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Posted in: Bully, Caught on Tape, Cerebral Palsy, Father-Son Bullies, Hope Holcomb, Ohio
William Bailey, Ohio Man Who Mocked Girl With Cerebral Palsy, Gets Jail Time | Fox News InsiderWilliam Bailey, Ohio Man Who Mocked Girl With Cerebral Palsy, Gets Jail TimeYou may recall seeing video of a father and son imitating a 10-year-old girl’s limp as she walked from the school bus. Hope Holcomb has cerebral palsy and was apparently taunted by this man and his son several times. Holcomb’s grandmother caught the appalling incident on tape and now, William Bailey, the father in the video, will face jail time as a result.
Bailey claimed that he wasn’t mocking her at all but was reacting to his son being teased. He later changed his story and said he was walking with a limp because he hurt his ribs and back at work.
The Holcomb family wasn’t buying his story and took the tape to authorities. Bailey pleaded no contest but the Ohio judge gave him the maximum sentence which is 30 days in jail.
In a statement afterward, Bailey said, “To Hope and her family, please accept my apology for my inappropriate behavior. I know that my actions were immature and lacked the respect you deserve. I didn’t realize the impact this incident would have upon both of our families and I truly regret it.”
Posted in: Bully, Caught on Tape, Cerebral Palsy, Father-Son Bullies, Hope Holcomb, Jail, Ohio, William Bailey
There's actual video at the first link.