Not much, actually: the Durango (Colorado) High School girl who threatened to sue her school last year because they rejected her racy yearbook photos has pleaded not guilty to obstruction charges and could face up to a year in jail when she stands trial on January 24. This stems from an August 13 incident where police came to arrest her mother, Denise “Miki” Spies, for serving alcohol to Sydney and other underage friends at a party. Miki resisted arrest, and Sydney tried to prevent a police officer from going after her (more details, and the original article).
Miki’s felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor has been dropped, but the misdemeanor resisting/obstruction charges remain.
- Update: Sydney has changed her plea to guilty. She’ll pay a fine and spend some time on probation. Miki still faces up to a year in jail if convicted.
Other than that, Sydney had a small part in a made-for-television horror film (American Horror House), probably because her name recognition — such as it is — gave the film some very inexpensive publicity.
The lawsuit against the school doesn’t seem to be happening: at least report, Sydney’s father (who for some reason is never mentioned by name) said the family was still looking for a lawyer to take the case.
We set up a poll earlier this year to predict what will have become of Sydney by the end of 2012. It’s close enough to the end of the year to predict that “None of the above” will be the winning response.
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