The model girlfriend of a boy band singer is being accused of faking their son's illness in a possible case of Munchausen by proxy. The photo used in this post is a stock photo.
The model broke up with the boy band singer about a year after the child was born. She claims the boy has a rare disorder for which he needs surgery. She posts dozens of photos of the child undergoing diagnostic testing in various hospitals.
In a social media post on Monday, Nov. 26, the model acknowledged that a case has been filed with Child Protective Services in NYC, though she didn't specify the details of the CPS case.
The model is now demanding a meeting with the governor of New York and the mayor of New York City to discuss the case with CPS.
She accused the singer of not paying the boy’s medical bills, but his fans accused her of faking the severity of the child's illness for attention.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) or Munchausen by proxy (MBP) is a psychological disorder characterized by attention-seeking behavior by a caregiver who exaggerates the illness of a person in their care.
Sufferers of MBPS are most often women with small children.
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