'Teen Mom' star Farrah Abraham in visitation right battle with grandma
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/09/2010
The paternal grandmother of Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham's daughter is refusing to give up her attempt to gain visitation rights to the 21-month-old child.
"I'm not giving up," Stormie Clark told RadarOnline on Monday after a judge recently denied her request for visitation rights with Sophia, who is the child of Clark's decreased son Derek.
"I'm not sure [what the next step is], but I'll soon find out -- I don't have a lawyer anymore -- I'm looking into things on my own... but what the judge says will go, so I don't know what will happen."
Clark said it is not her fault that she doesn't meet the judges' requirements for visitation rights with Sophia, who was born two months after Derek was killed in a 2008 car crash (Abraham and Derek had split prior to his death).
"In the state of Iowa in order to get grandparents rights, your child has to be deceased and my son passed away," Clark explained. "Then you have to have had a substantial relationship with the child -- It's not fair because I'm not able to because of Farrah."
But that doesn't mean that Clark isn't willing to try.
"The easiest thing to do would be to talk to Farrah and work this out. I am 110 percent willing to do that, but that's not the case for her," Clark said. "Prior to trying to get visitation, I've tried to reach out to Farrah while she was pregnant and she just ignored me."
Clark claims she and her family have had a poor relationship with Abraham from the beginning.
"Farrah doesn't like us... They never even liked Derek from the beginning, so I'm guessing that's why they haven't reached out -- I don't think anyone is good enough for Farrah in their eyes," Clark told RadarOnline.
According to RadarOnline, Abraham hadn't spoken to the Clarks in three years before she recently attempted to contact the family -- causing Clark to believe Abraham only wanted to reconcile for the benefit ofTeen Mom's cameras.
"She wanted me to meet her at a park on the show," Clark revealed. "And I said no, because it wasn't sincere and her tone was very straight and to the point -- So I didn't want to do it. It was all for ratings," Clark said.