Toddlers and Tiaras mother now BANNED from entering daughter, five, into pageants as she fights for custody
Lindsay Jackson has been accused by her ex, Bill Verst, of sexually exploiting their daughter, MaddyShe sparked controversy after she dressed the youngster as Dolly Parton, complete with fake breasts and butt, for a pageant that aired on TLC reality series Toddlers & Tiaras last year
19:17 GMT, 20 August 2012
The mother of a child beauty queen has been banned from entering her daughter into pageants in a fierce court battle for custody of the child, according to a new report.
Lindsay Jackson, 30, from Mount Juliet, Tennessee, sparked controversy after she dressed Maddy, five, as Dolly Parton, complete with fake breasts and butt, for a pageant that aired on TLC reality series Toddlers & Tiaras last year.
Her actions were severely criticised by her estranged partner, Bill Verst, who accused his ex of sexually exploiting their child and has since applied for custody.
Custody battle: Lindsay Jackson (pictured with Maddy, five) has been banned by a judge from entering her daughter into child beauty pageants until the next hearing in a fierce war for custody of the younster
Now, RadarOnline reveals, Ms Jackson has been issued with a gag order and ordered not to enter her daughter into any more pageants until the next hearing on August 31.
A source close to Ms Jackson told the site: 'What kind of
judge tells a parent what kind of extracurricular activity they can put
their child in Pageants aren’t illegal and they’re not harming Maddy.
'This is no different from soccer or
swimming or gymnastics and it is taking away Lisa's right to parent. The
government should not be involved in this at all!'
Ms Jackson, who has been entering Maddy into beauty contests since she was 13 months old, insists that her daughter loves pageants and begs to go to
them every weekend.
Controversial: Maddy shot to fame after an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras last year, when she took to the stage as Dolly Parton, complete with fake breasts and butt (left). The youngster has competing since she was one
She told RadarOnline before the gag order last week: 'Maddy has been doing pageants since she was a baby and this is the first time Bill has ever said I'm a bad mother.
never made an argument about it until the show aired and now he's
trying to say that she's sexualized and that I'm trying to exploit her
and I'm not!'
Mr Verst has never had custody of Maddy. He is on
probation for a DUI and is a convicted felon.
Ms Jackson has also accused him of failing to pay child support.
Confusion: Mother Lindsay readjusts the chicken
fillet breast enhancements on four-year-old Maddy, she has now been accused of sexually exploiting her child and is now fighting her husband for custody
Curvaceous: Maddy sporting padding on her bottom, hidden under her
Barbie pink catsuit, which her mother, Lindsay, pictured, has called her
She also alleges that Maddy's father
puts her in 'dangerous situations', and that she is facing a losing battle thanks
to his well-connected family, who she says is influencing the decision.
'I feel like I'm fighting a battle without bullets,' she said.
'It is my right to put my child in
pageants, it is just like any other extracurricular activity like soccer
or gymnastics or football,' she argued.
'It is not illegal to do pageants, it
is a hobby that we participate in and the government cannot tell me
that I can't put my daughter in pageants.'