Woman attempts to break into deaf mans home

@megandevon/TikTok

Video shows white woman trying to break into house of her daughter and her Black boyfriend (updated)

This is not your standard 'Karen' video.

 

Nahila Bonfiglio

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Published Jan 27, 2021   Updated Oct 15, 2021, 2:51 pm CDT

Update 2:51pm CT, Oct. 15: The relationship from this viral video is apparently over. In an email, Megan Devon tells the Daily Dot that her family was never actually racist toward her Black boyfriend, Trey. And that moreover, he was abusive, as well as controlling and taking advantage of her financially, during their fast-moving relationship.

Devon also clarifies that her mom is not trying to “break” into her home in the viral video: “The main girl in the video in the front is my sister, and my mom is behind her. My sister was the one yelling and who had broken my window.”

She adds that the racist messages she posted did not come from her family but from family friends that she no longer speaks to: “My mom and sister NEVER said anything racist themselves towards Trey, he had just been manipulating me into believing they were trying to warn me of things he was doing because he was black. When really he was emotionally and financially abusing me.”

Devon says that the friction with her family stemmed from her mom noticing “red flags” about, she says, controlling behavior and rampant spending.

She says she dropped the anti-harassment and protective orders against her mom and sister in June. This week she posted a new TikTok recapping the situation and asking for donations to help her mom’s living arrangements.

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Our original report is below.

We’ve all become familiar with “Karens” over the past year, whether we’ve seen them trending online or know one personally. But what if the Karen on your street is your mother?

A recent viral TikTok provides a glimpse into that reality, as a white mother attempts to break into her daughter’s home, where she lives with her Black boyfriend.

The baffling video, originally uploaded by TikToker @megandevon, quickly shot to the top of Reddit’s r/PublicFreakout.

The Reddit version, which labels the attempted trespasser a “Crazy Karen,” largely misses the story behind the viral video. But Megan Devon, as she calls herself on TikTok, has been updating followers about her story for days.

The family drama appears to have started when Devon began dating her boyfriend, Trey. She’s shared numerous videos on her TikTok, showing messages from her family as far back as October 2020.

The messages are rife with racist language, as her white family comes to grips with her new Black beau. Devon’s mother accuses Trey of being a financial leech and shares a deeply flawed assessment of the difference between white and Black family units. (Correction: These messages are from family friends, according to Devon.)

Much of the drama appears to revolve around the house. According to Devon, she owns the property, but messages show that her mother lives in the house with Devon and Trey. She used to, at least.

That brings us to the latest viral video, which stars Devon’s mother. In the TikTok that eventually spread to Reddit, Devon and Trey have finally had enough. After Devon’s mother barricaded herself in their home and locked the couple out, they decided to seek a protective order. They were denied twice.

Instead, they went the eviction route. Since Devon owns the home, she has a right to decide who lives in it. The video shows as Devon’s mother discovers that she is no longer welcome in the home and attempts to break in. Trey, who appears to wear a cochlear implant, barely manages to lock the door as Devon’s mother and sister arrive outside.

Immediately, Devon’s mother attempts to break in through the window.

When Trey holds the window closed, Devon’s mother threatens to “smash [his] face in.” She repeatedly taunts the couple and goads them to call the police as they bar her from entering the house.

https://www.tiktok.com/@meganandtrey/video/6920965202699799813?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v2&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6891259605369538053

In a follow-up TikTok, Devon explains the circumstances leading up to the video. She claims her mother’s “controlling, abusive, manipulative, racist” tendencies pushed the couple to seek her removal from their home through an anti-harassment order. Months of issues led up to the decision, but hurdles with the police and judges have kept Devon from taking legal action.

Devon says she has a court date on Monday and plans to sue the local police department for “not upholding the law and protecting us.”

She further explains that her sister broke the front window during their last altercation, but the police were unconcerned. Devon claims she and Trey have spent upwards of $7,000 staying in hotels and attempting to find legal avenues out of their situation.

Devon gives some additional background about her mother in her most recent TikTok. She says her mother is “codependent and controlling.” She apparently has an issue with Trey, in part, because he gave Devon the courage to demand more freedom. She has reportedly stolen the couple’s dogs, broken their property, and physically assaulted them.

https://www.tiktok.com/@meganandtrey/video/6922299643317521670?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v2&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6891259605369538053

In the comments on TikTok, viewers encouraged the couple to seek help through federal authorities. As several commenters noted, however, it may be especially difficult to evict Devon’s mother during the pandemic. President Joe Biden recently placed a ban on evictions that is set to last through March 2021. Until then, Devon may struggle to find a legal avenue to get rid of her mother.

The Daily Dot has reached out to Devon.


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*First Published: Jan 27, 2021, 10:22 am CST