Troopergate - The judge in Sarah Palin's sister's divorce case (her sister is now known as Molly Hackett) said that Palin and family's attacks on Mike Wooten were emotional child abuse.
The Judge wrote: "It is the mother's [Hackett's] responsibility to set boundaries for her relatives and insure [sic] they respect them, and the disparagement by either parent, or their surrogates is emotional child abuse." According to records of the proceedings, the Judge told Sarah Palin: "Disparaging will not be tolerated—it is a form of child abuse."
The Judge also reprimanded Palin and family for threatening Wooten's livelihood, which was also the support for Molly and kids. A union official testifying on behalf of Mike Wooten told the judge that he had never before been asked to appear as a divorce-case witness, that the union believed family complaints against Wooten were "not job-related," and that Wooten was being "harassed" by Palin and other family members.