We really love when Judge Judy goes off on people who really deserve it. Like this couple, Cliff and Cassie, who physically abused their baby (a claim they deny, but was proven by Child Protective Services). In order to keep the child from entering foster care, Cassie's mother gained custody, but after she requested that her daughter and son-in-law pay child support, Cliff and Cassie called up CPS and falsely reported that she was sexually abusing the baby. It's about all that JJ can do from hopping over the bench and strangling them with her doily collar. But she does rip them a new asshole... and rightfully so. Clip above.
@Hamsterpants: Hear! Hear! I relish watching Judge Judy rip into people like this — she gets it, and helps other, more clueless people "get it", too.
I volunteered for several years with a program called "Music Theatre Workshop" at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center (CCJTDC). We did workshops with teen girls that involved poetry writing, skits, etc. If I had a $1000 for every time a girl wrote or spoke of being abused by her mother (or worse yet, the mother's boyfriend either attempting to or actually succeeding in molesting her, and the mother chose to believe the boyfriend instead of her child) I'd have the downpayment for a condo in the poshest neighborhood in Chicago!
I recognize the dynamic is different in inner-city broken families than "Cliff & Cassie", but if you are that terminally narcissistic, if you are the sort to believe your sleazy boyfriend and your should-be-innate desire to protect own children never kicks in, then don't have kids!