A Virginia father has been arrested following the release of a viral video that depicts the man boxing with his son as a form of discipline.
Tavis Sellers, who identified himself as TaDigs Ditches on Facebook, turned himself in to Prince William County Police early Friday morning at around 12:30 a.m. Sellers was charged with domestic assault and battery and was released on $5,000 unsecured bond.
The child was also removed from the home, while the state investigates the case. The father said he was disciplining his child while teaching him how to defend himself at the same time. Some saw the video as a great way to discipline the older teen, while others thought the bloodiness of his punishment made it way over-the-top.
Psychologist, Dr. Linda McGhee, called the video disturbing.
“It’s not really teaching him a lesson except the lesson is humiliation,” said Dr. Linda McGhee, a clinical psychologist. “He’s teaching a boy that you solve your problems by fighting it out with your fists. At no other place can you do that at your job or school. And second of all, it’s not making a boy feel good about himself. It’s humiliation.”