Man Arrested for Beating Young Girl to the Beat of 'Blurred Lines'

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steven fillingimA man in Florida has been arrested after he reportedly beat his daughter to the beat of "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke. Steven Fillingim, 40, is facing three counts of child abuse for repeatedly hitting a girl who's believed to be his daughter on the thighs and in the face, videotaping the abuse, and then sending it to his girlfriend, who subsequently showed the video to police.

And that's not even the worst of it.

According to reports, Fillingim got angry at the girl for failing to vacuum bugs off of the carpet and for skipping school. He allegedly hit her in the face with a belt; had her stand with a 20-pound weight in one hand in front of her, and an 8-pound weight in the other behind her; shovel dirt an hour and a half at midnight; and beat her thighs with a switch for 40 minutes, again, to the beat of "Blurred Lines."


Every single aspect of this is completely sick, but his alleged beating of this girl to the beat of a pop song is stomach-turning. This was basically a joke to him. And the fact that he sent a video of this to his girlfriend, who then showed it to authorities, shows how truly out of touch he really is.

After the incident, Gillingim was placed in jail, but then released on $15,000 bail. His hearing is set for October 4, and let's hope that video doesn't accidentally get erased, because this man needs to be in jail for a long time.

What do you think of this?


Image via Escambia County Sheriff



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jalaz77 jalaz77

What the hell?

Brain... BrainyMommy

Florida. 'Nuff said.

Green... Greenmomma1018

wow! What has this world come to?

the reason these people are around is because our society has not be strict enough. We need to take a look at the punishments! BEAT HIM TO THE BEAT OF A POP SONG!

Shannon Elysabeth Mundorff

Of course, he only gets charged with minimal charges, and gets released right away on bond. Typical "JUSTICE". He'll probably get probation, have to take a parenting class and maybe anger management and the little girl will be returned to hell as quick as social services can drive her there. Disgusting.

banging head into wall

Linda Pugh

sick human you should rot in jail .this makes me sick you sorry excuse  of a man


Stephanie Grodem

I agree with Shannon, I know people who have made dumb choices, bad judgment calls but their children were OK in the end that got worse punishments than that. Maybe it's because I'm the South that half the people I know lose their kids because of, in my opinion, bad judgment calls, even if their kids are OK, not beat, starved, neglected, etc. I know a woman who thought it was ok to leave her 5 year old in the car long enough for her to go in the convenient store that she was parked in front of for a gallon of milk, cops were called, child removed. Fought 8 months to get him back, after taking parenting classes and paying court costs. To me that was bad judgment, give her a warning. I live in  a town of like 1000 people, we pretty much know everyone and she was right inside and out quick. I wouldn't do it, I don't think it's right no matter where you are, but at 21 she didn't think nothing of it. Anyway I hope this guy gets some serious time and rots, but he won't. 


Jennifer Leigh-Ann Crowe Gungl

What the hell?! Let's give him some old school justice, tie him to a tree and beat him and torture him! He better no ever be around any kids!!!angry

Keri Huggett

Brainymommy - Dont be ignorant this could of happened any where.

Mommy... Mommyzlovez

You know a bit of OLD TESTIMENT justice is called for here.


Robin P Hall-Faught


thank you girlfriend for turning in this creep.  Even if the song has gone viral with Miley, doesn't give the Jack butt the right to beat the crap out of his daughter.


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