"Teen Mom" May Fire Amber Portwood if She's Convicted for Machete Attack

July 16, 2019

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Amber Portwood is reportedly in danger of losing her Teen Mom gig if she's found guilty on her latest domestic assault charge. According to TMZ, Portwood's "on thin ice" with MTV brass after her arrest earlier this month on charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, domestic battery and domestic battery in the presence of a child. Portwood allegedly went after boyfriend Andrew Glennon with a machete, slamming the weapon into a door that stood between the two during an argument at home. Glennon was reportedly holding their 1-year-old son, James, at the time. While MTV has stood by Portwood in the past--including her 2010 arrest for domestic violence against then-boyfriend Gary Shirley, an incident caught by Teen Mom cameras--sources say the difference this time around is that she went on a rampage in her son's presence. "It's way too much of a risk for a show to keep someone on the air with this kind of propensity for violence," sources tell the outlet. "If she snaps again and the child gets hurt...the show will have hell to pay."