Jan. 18, 2011 at 8:23 PM ET
Just when you thought the tale of "Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood couldn't get any worse, now her dad is coming forward and reportedly saying that his little girl was raped by none other than ex-fiance Gary Shirely. Shawn Portwood made the claim in an exclusive interview with The National Enquirer.
Papa Portwood, who has also appeared on "Teen Mom," told the tabloid that he believes daughter Amber, 20, first had sex with the father of her child when she was just 15 and Shirley was 19. The age difference means Shirley could have faced statutory rape charges in their home state of Indiana if Portwood's allegations are true.
"Amber and Gary told me that they waited until she was 16 to start having sex and she got pregnant the first time," the elder Portwood told the Enquirer. "But I think they were lying. They'd been together over a year by then."
The young mother is currently facing three felony charges for allegedly beating Shirley. An episode of MTV's docuseries "Teen Mom" showed Portwood repeatedly hitting and punching her ex as daughter Leah watched. If convicted, she faces up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine.