Sure they can release the college funds they have currently saved for her with the stipulation that they can only be used at a state college and that these are the only funds that will be released, what ever the amount is. If she thought her parents were strict just wait until she is out in the real world , not funded by her friend's father. Parents are under no obligation to fund college. It is a privelage that many of us want to provide to our children. And some day she may have children of her own. Let us hope she gets it all paid back. They should also pay any high school fees through Dec 31 of the year she moved out. They presumably take her exemption on their taxes that year.
I agree with Mackster's post. Looking at this girls clothes, her life style, the group of friends she hangs out with, no "abused" child would be living the life she is living. its absurd the allegations she is bringing up against her parents. If she wants to continue her education, then she needs to work for it. her parents provided for her ungrateful arse for 17 years. I hope they will interview her sister(s) to see if what this girl says is true. I would literally disown my own child if they did this to me. On the other hand, the girls friends father only heard one side of the story. HER sob story. So i don't blame him for being manipulated into her game. I really hope this spoiled brat loses everything because she brought it on herself. ruined her parents trust and destroyed the love they hand for her when she broke their heart with this lawsuit.
I think the friends father is out of line. If he is so concerned with her education, he should use the money he's paying on her legal fees and fund her college himself. I think it's absurd that any parent be held "legally" responsible for their child whom is of the age of 18 or older. Since when is a child OWED a private education and OWED a college education? Private school and secondary educations are a privilege. Flesh and blood do not equal entitlement to a free ride.