Man Sues Ex-Wife for Taking Their Daughter to a Pink Concert

The judge's decision may be the best thing you read today.

Doylestown singer Pink has become pretty famous for her provocative, acrobatic stage shows, and for being that pop star who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. But does the spectacle go too far for kids? One judge in New Jersey says, “Nah.”

A man in Ocean County sued his ex-wife for taking their 11-year-old daughter to Pink’s The Truth About Love tour in December of 2013, saying that, according to, “the girl’s mother abused her parental discretion by taking their daughter to the concert.”

The judge in the case, the honorable Lawrence R. Jones, ruled in favor of the mother, and apparently had a blast writing the 37-page brief, which contained a pithy history of rock and roll music, quotes from Gone With the Wind and references to Elvis, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Here’s a chunk of it:

[The mother’s] decision did not subject the child to any unreasonable risk of harm, or compromise [her] health, safety or welfare. … To the contrary, when all the smoke from the custody litigation clears, it will be self-evident that all which happened here is that a young girl went to her first rock concert with her mother and had a really great time.

In the ex-husband’s complaint against his wife, he accused Pink of promoting “lyrical profanities” and “sexually suggestive themes and dance performances.” However, after the daughter told her mother that she was “dying” to see Pink live, the mother watched the singer’s live performances on YouTube first before determining that the concerts featured “age-appropriate singing and dancing.” …

Perhaps most important, however, is the fact that [the daughter] enjoyed a parent/child night out together, sharing an experience which was clearly very important to the child in her young life. In this day and age, it is easy for parents to put off important bonding experiences with their children until a tomorrow which simply never comes. … The positive value of this experience is not diluted in any fashion merely because there may have been some incidental curse words or allegedly suggestive themes during some of the songs at the concert.

Check out the rest of the brief below.