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MIKE RINDER ASSAULTED MY MOTHER, PERMANENTLY DISABLING HER: My mom's arm hours after she was assaulted in 2010; paramedic report after they treated the soft-tissue damage on the scene; MRI done months later revealed her shoulder had been cracked, and along with the nerve damage, was the source of her continuous pain.  

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My father, Mike Rinder, was in Philadelphia this past week at a CHILD USA fundraiser, supposedly because he cares about children—but that is a pretense and a fraud. It was utterly insulting to me that his name is even in the same sentence as “child advocacy.” It disgusts me to my core that CHILD USA would even remotely give him a position on its board to represent the interests of children .


Who to judge this more truthfully than me, his own child.

How does a man who physically assaulted the mother of his two children get appointed a board member of an apparent child advocacy group? These facts don’t add up.

Let me walk you through some of my experiences as his daughter and you will see why his position as a board member infuriates me and rubs metaphorical salt in my own wounds.


  • When I was 7 years old I was severely injured in a violent hit-and-run by a speeding car. I nearly died. I was in the hospital for weeks fighting to survive—this was followed by a year of excruciating burn treatments, surgery and physical therapy. Times like this are when one needs the love of their parents. But… I have not one memory of my father, Mike Rinder, being there when I, his daughter, needed him most. On the other hand, I do recall my mom staying with me day and night, rain or shine.


  • As children growing up, my brother and I were constantly chastised, put down and ignored by our father, Mike Rinder. He would torment me about my weight, ignore me when I called, put down gifts I would give him; he would mock my brother for how he wanted to dress, how he cut his hair and what activities he liked. And while these might seem like “little” things that showed he did not care, it was continual through our lives. The point is that he really did not care about us. So much so that he simply left.


  • One day, my father, Mike Rinder, walked out on my mother, me and my brother. Never came back. Never said goodbye. Never said he was sorry for what he had done. What would anyone think about a “father” then?


  • At the age of 24 my brother was diagnosed with a rare form of malignant melanoma. This is a very aggressive cancer and doctors gave him a few years to live. My father, Mike Rinder, upon hearing about this, took absolutely no action of any kind, small or large, to ensure his well-being and that he would survive. My brother ended up getting 4 surgeries and over 30 radiation treatments to beat his cancer. Mike flatly stated he did not want to talk to my mom when she was trying to tell him of their son’s dire circumstances. Mike did not so much as write a note wishing my brother well in his recovery.


  • The only thing Mike’s solid black heart could think of to do was to go and harass my brother—harass his son on the brink of his recovery—with a video camera and a few bully friends no less. Why? To try to “prove” to the press (not his son) that he “really cared” about him.


  • After all that, when my mom tried to talk to Mike in person, he roughly grabbed her and viciously attacked her—right in front of me. He put her into a bodily “lock” by gripping her arms with such force she could not move. The violence he perpetrated on my mom left her right arm/shoulder crippled for life. She has already had years of medical attention and surgery due to his domestic violence attack. He now victim-shames my mom—the victim of his violence.


  • As for his children, he can’t seem to stop attacking me, denigrating my life, my beliefs. And not only that, he has others—total strangers—attack me and my family and seems to relish this.


How does a man who spent some two decades having mistreated his own children and who then deserted them (with not a whisper of concern or love) get a position with a “child advocacy” group? How does a man who physically assaulted the mother of his two children get appointed a board member of an apparent child advocacy group? These facts don’t add up.


As Mike Rinder’s daughter, I find his gleeful posturing disgusting and a disgrace. I just can’t believe the contradiction playing out before my eyes.


If CHILD USA cares so little about who goes on their board and what they represent, someone should look deeper into CHILD USA. (I wonder how much Mike Rinder gets paid or compensated to pretend for them?) I can imagine we might all be appalled by what was found.


Mike Rinder’s approach to life has stayed consistent through the years: He will do anything, at the expense of anyone (especially his family), to satiate his own desires, may they be monetary, vengeance, or personal reputation—apparently this now includes hijacking other victims to improve his image.


Stop the support of Mike Rinder—a man who masquerades as a child advocate while he has a history of abuse.


— Taryn Teutsch


This weekend was a very special weekend for me. I got to celebrate what I believe in and stand for—helping others. This is something I am very proud of. I got to once again reflect on the many people in my life whom I love and that have helped me on my journey; and in contrast to that, the people who have been toxic in my life, like my father, Mike Rinder. He is in short: an abuser of my mom, a hater, a bigot, and a bully.

I am still flabbergasted every time I stop and reflect on the damage that was done to my mother by my father, Mike Rinder—just how much he harmed her, how much he still victim shames my mom—the victim of his domestic violence. Because of this, I feel empowered to keep speaking up and telling the truth about his brutality.


This is what brought me to do a video on all the medical data and reports I have illustrating the extent of my father, Mike Rinder’s abuse. And the pain my mom is in. And I think it shows the magnitude of damage that was done to my mom physically by Mike Rinder in that domestic violence attack. And the subsequent medical treatments that have had to happen as a result of that domestic violence attack.


I laid them all out—not even sheet by sheet—and it is still quite extensive.


These documents specifically have to do with her shoulder that was damaged by my father, Mike Rinder, when he domestically abused her. The reason why I thought to show this was because when I went to go look through them again recently, it goes on and on and on and on.


There has been a lot of medical attention that my mom has received so that she's able to live with the crippling pain of the fractured shoulder and destroyed nerves. She is in pain every day of her life.


To this day my father, Mike Rinder, has not apologized. He has never done anything to help her. And I can’t say that enough because it just seems so wrong and so against any human’s natural instincts to help, to not be cruel or, you know, if you make a mistake, you fix it. But he hasn’t done that. And I've spent every day since then basically taking care of my mom to ease her pain.


The fact that my father, Mike Rinder, is getting away with having domestically abused her, and gets supported by people who know he domestically abused his wife, is beyond words. The fact that he is still supported by some, in addition to being inconceivable to me, also gives me cause to keep speaking out. Domestic violence is a gruesome thing and domestic violence perpetrators like Mike Rinder should not be supported.


I don't want people supported that abuse women. I want domestic violence victims to be taken care of. And I want to make sure that they're getting the support that they need.


Taryn Teutsch

Justice4mom



This week we celebrate freedom not only as a country, but as individuals. To me this means freedom from oppression, freedom from abuse and domestic violence. And freedom to believe in what you want to, to do the job that you want to do and be who you want to be!


As always, raising awareness against domestic violence and exposing domestic violence perpetrators is the main thrust of Justice4mom.


I do this by shedding light on the abuse my mom experienced at the hands of my father, Mike Rinder. He injured her for life in a brutal attack. She is still, 11 years later, in pain every day of her life. And is subject to much victim shaming and hate by him continually.


My personal journey of speaking out against the abuse of my father, Mike Rinder, and standing up for my mom – the victim – is how I celebrate Independence Day and freedom today. This journey has been one of courage, strength and honesty. To speak out about my own abusive father and his violence and to have the strength and tenacity to do so, no matter what, is what makes me proud to celebrate this 4th of July 2021!


I wish you all a HAPPY 4th of JULY! Spend it with your family and friends, at the BBQ or at home. Stay safe! Temperatures are very high across the globe right now, so stay hydrated and safe from the heat.

Do all you can to assist others with their own personal independence and freedom by speaking out against domestic violence.


#Freedom from #domesticviolence.