The story of a Spartanburg mother who called sheriff's deputies after finding out her son was watching porn is getting international attention.

The problem is it's not true, according to the mother.

"It's not like I don't know how to handle something like that," Chavonda Gallman, a married real-estate agent, said by telephone Thursday. "If he was just watching porn, I would have disciplined him accordingly. Why am I calling the police for that?"

The Smoking Gun posted the police incident report on its website Wednesday, with the headline "Mom Calls Cops After Discovering Son, 15, Was Watching Porn On Living Room TV."

The Huffington Post picked up the story, as did the London Daily Mail, the New York Daily News and UPI.

Gallman came home with a real-estate client and her 2-year-old daughter about 3 p.m. Tuesday, and her daughter turned on the television and porn was on the screen, according to the incident report. Gallman turned off the television and called deputies.

And so the story was born that a S.C. mother called police because her son was watching porn.

Actually, the incident report noted that Gallman called deputies because she wanted to document her son's behavioral issues, including talking back, stealing, not listening and exposing his sister to porn.

"He's a disturbed 15-year-old who has behavior problems, and that's why I called them," Gallman said. "I wanted authorities involved to see if they could talk to him and maybe he could think about his actions and the choices he was making, to keep him from going into the system."

Gallman said she has been getting hateful emails from around the world since media websites started posting her Facebook photo without her permission.

"That makes me highly upset," she said. "Nobody has called me and talked to me about this but you."

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