Jesus Christ, Nebraska. This is the type of thing you’d expect to hear about Alabama. If you were watching a really mean-spirited cartoon about the state written by someone who hates it. Or listening to a deposition about Roy Moore. Even the guy in the trailer park who sells stolen porn website passwords and secret videos he took in the showers at a nearby campsite is creeped out by this.
Fortunately for 21-year-old Samantha Kershner, she at least avoided jail time for her incestuous marriage to her dad, Travis Fieldgrove. Kershner was initially charged with incest but pleaded no contest and had her charge reduced to misdemeanor false reporting, which got her nine months of probation.
So how did such an Appalachian arrangement come to pass? It’s simple, really. Kershner reportedly has a heated sibling rivalry with her step-sister and also both of them are insane so they ended up competing over their dad’s penis. It’s a tale as old as time, really — insomuch that it’s probably the plot to an extremely uncomfortable ancient Greek tragedy or an Egyptian deity origin story.
Obviously Kershner won the competition (hard pass on finding out whatever the silver medal for that race was) and started doing her dad in September of 2018. Because Kershner and Fieldgrove were apparently two of the only three people within of a 200-mile radius of themselves the pair quickly fell in love and got hitched at the Adams County Courthouse in Hastings, Nebraska.
And she’s still married to her dad, who doesn’t actually believe he’s Kershner’s dad, despite her mother saying he is. A DNA test very much backs up Kershner’s mother’s claim, saying there is a 99.999% chance Fieldgrove is Kershner’s dad. Despite that mountain of cockblocking evidence, Fieldgrove is still 100% having sex with and married to his daughter. For his part, Fieldgrove doesn’t believe he’s Kershner’s dad despite overwhelming scientific and exculpatory evidence because she has a different last name than him. And that sounds about right for this whole situation.
Fieldgrove himself faces a whole litany of charges stemming from his gross life. He’s been ordered not to contact his daughter-wife, and has been sentenced to serve one year of supervised release (which was reduced from an initial sentence of two years behind bars). He’s wanted on incest charges and making false statements under oath in Adams County, where the pair got married.
Now feel free to drink until everything you’ve just learned is erased from your brain.