Madlyn Primoff, 45, a partner at Kaye Scholer specializing in international financial matters spent the night in jail and is facing criminal charges after she allegedly throw her two daughters, 10 and 12, out of her car on the side of the road. One daughter succeeded in catching up with the car and jumping back in while the ten-year-old was found by another adult. Primoff reported the second daughter missing and was arrested when she went to the police station. She was carried with a misdemeanor count of endangering child welfare.
An adult found the ten-year-old crying and bought her some ice cream and called the police.
This appears to be a “parent on the edge” case and it is not clear what Primoff intended. Recently, a Texas columnist was arrested (in my view unnecessarily) to telling his son to walk home from a McDonald’s for acting badly, here. Primoff’s case may have been more serious but there is a concern over whether these matters can be handled without formal criminal charges.
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