State Lawmaker Sued By Son

A state senator is being sued by her son because he says his mom dipped into his college trust fund.

Senator Julie Denton, of Louisville, is accused of taking $15,000 from her son, Thomas Rose. The 20-year-old is a student at the University of Kentucky and lives in Lexington.

Denton has said she hasn't been served with the lawsuit so she can't comment on it.

Denton and Rose's father, Tom Rose, pleaded guilty in 1999 to leaving Thomas, who was eleven at the time, and a nine-year-old child in a van unattended.

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  • by clay on Nov 16, 2008 at 03:12 PM
    wah wah my mommy is a meanie
  • by roger Location: mt. sterling on Nov 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM
    how could she ever become a senator when she pleaded guility to leaving her kids in a van that was unattended
  • by Retired Teacher Location: E. KY on Nov 15, 2008 at 06:56 PM
    Does the kid have a job to help pay for college? Who provided the trust fund? Have any of you checked the price of a college education? If the money was set aside for the kid's education, she should not have touched it!! Also, he should be helping himself by working to help with expenses. I do think that parents have an obligation to help their child to get a start in life and she sure doesn't seem to be doing that!! However, I do agree with Stu that there is more here than meets the eye...too many facts are left out of the story. Also, before child can respect a parent, they have to show themselves worthy of respect. But, the kid needs to get over it and move on...someday, he will be able to choose her nursing home!!! Payback time!!!
  • by john Location: ky on Nov 15, 2008 at 05:47 AM
    who put the money in the fund?if it was some one other than his parents then he has a right to sue. but if his parents put the money in then it is their right to take it out.this could just be a spoiled brat.
  • by lois Location: ky on Nov 14, 2008 at 11:47 AM
    Tell the spoiled brat to go get a JOB!!!! Pay for his own education. !!!!
  • by anthony Location: louisville on Nov 14, 2008 at 11:11 AM
    what if the money was put in by the father and was put there specifically for college? If it were your kids would you take your childs money and spend it on yourself? May I also remind you that spoiled brats are the result of parenting.
  • by Charlie Location: Lexington on Nov 13, 2008 at 03:27 PM
    I bet that he was put in time out instead of getting his behind busted !!!!!
  • by mel Location: lex on Nov 13, 2008 at 10:59 AM
    Maybe another relative started the fund? A grandparent or deceased aunt?
  • by paul Location: morehead on Nov 13, 2008 at 03:57 AM
    Way to go mom get a job kid they know free ride he will be better off for it in the long run..way to go mom
  • by Clair Location: Lexington on Nov 12, 2008 at 05:14 PM
    Tommy sounds like a spoiled little brat.
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