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'Teen Mom' - 'The Next Step': Domestic violence rears its ugly mullet: Tyler's dad attacks Catelynn's mom

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Who needs PSAs when you have "Teen Mom"? MTV's reality show is an ongoing public awareness campaign about teen pregnancy and other social issues. Sadly, this week's installment, "The Next Step," called attention (again) to domestic violence. Butch, deadbeat dad of affianced stepsiblings Tyler and Catelynn, returned to prison after viciously attacking his wife (and their mom), April. "Me and your dad got in a fight and he's in jail," April bluntly tells Tyler -- the most mature member of this troubled family -- adding that she "feels bad" because they violated their no-contact order by seeing each other. Unfortunately, the couple, who share a history of drug and alcohol abuse, were both drinking, and as April recounts in another wild understatement, "We got to arguing and one thing led to another." "Another" included Butch shoving his wife to the floor and trying to strangle her with a towel. "There's holes in the bathroom wall,...


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