Woman Describes The Day She Learned Her Daughters Were Molested By Her Father

After watching an episode of Dr. Phil four years ago about a 15-year-old girl who was raped by members of a football team, Cindi says she was compelled to talk to her young children about what to do in case they ever witnessed sexual abuse. She says she was shocked to learn what her daughter’s had told her: they had been sexually abused by their grandfather, Clyde, Cindi’s father.

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In the video above, Cindi recalls the day in detail, including what happened when she called her mother to tell her what she had learned. And, hear why she says she doesn’t believe her daughters were Clyde’s only victims.

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On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear how this family says the abuse has torn them apart. And, hear from Cindi’s daughters and what they say they want from their mother. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Mother Describes Enormous Burden Of Guilt She Says She Feels Because Her Daughters Were Molested By Her Father

Cindi says ever since she learned that her father molested her daughters when they were 8 and 10, her life has been in chaos. She admits that she is full of rage and sometimes her daughters and husband are the recipients of her lashing out.

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Cindi also reveals she feels enormous guilt for what happened to her daughters and her behavior in the aftermath.

“I am racked with guilt,” she says in the video above from Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil. “My guilt is so consuming it’s unreal. I don’t know how to get past this. I feel like the worst mother in the world … I failed both of my daughters.

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On Monday’s episode, Dr. Phil offers her advice for how she can peacefully move forward from the past and take back her power. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Cindi admits that she has been filled with rage ever since learning four years ago that her father molested her daughters – a secret their mother says she heard for the first time in seven years. Her father was sentenced to 86 consecutive years in prison, but she says the “nightmare” is far from over.

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Cindi claims her extended family no longer speaks to her because they are convinced she made up the accusations. And Cindi’s immediate family says they have been torn apart and now find themselves at odds against each other. Cindi admits her anger has taken a toll on her marriage and says she and her husband are on the verge of divorce.

“I kind of took all men and just threw them all in one big lump as being obnoxious monsters and that, unfortunately, included him,” Cindi says of her husband Jason. “I’m not the woman he married.”

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Hear more from the husband and wife in the video above. And on Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear from Cindi’s daughters and how they say Cindi’s behavior has affected them. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Cindi says after watching an episode of Dr. Phil about a young girl who had been raped by members of a football team, she had a discussion with her children about what to do if they ever find themselves in a similar situation. She says she never expected the reaction she saw from her two teen daughters.

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“My oldest daughter, Sydney, became really uptight and angry. She jumped up off the couch and she said, ‘Your dad raped me,’ and she instantly began to cry, and fall to the ground and as she did, she pointed at her little sister, Raechel and she said, ‘Not only did he do it to me, he did it to her, too.’ As I turned and looked at my youngest daughter, she was already curling up on the couch in the fetal position,” Cindi recalls.

“I wanted to kill him and I won’t be shy about that,” says Cindi’s husband, Jason.

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Cindi says once she revealed the secret to her family members, almost all of them took her father’s side. “None of them were concerned with the girls,” she says, of her daughters who were 10 and 8 when they say the abuse occurred. “My extended family, I no longer speak to …” because, Cindy claims, “they are convinced I made this up and forced my children to lie about it. I never would. I’d never put my children through this. I wouldn’t put myself through this.”

Raechel and Sydney testified against Clyde and he was sentenced 86 consecutive years in jail after a three-and-a-half year trial.

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“We thought this nightmare was over a year ago when he was convicted, but we were wrong. It’s not over,” Cindi says.

In the video above, the family describes how their lives have been “consumed” by this tragedy, how they say it has torn apart their family and why they are now at odds with each other. And, on Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear why Cindi says she’s filled with guilt and what Dr. Phil says she must do to get closure. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Sisters Say Mom Is ‘Obsessed’ With Reliving Trauma And Won’t Let Go Of The Past

Sisters Say Mom Is ‘Obsessed’ With Reliving Trauma And Won’t Let Go Of The Past

When Sydney and Raechel were 10 and 8, they were sexually abused by their mother’s father. They revealed this seven years later and since then, they say their family has been torn apart. They say they testified against their grandfather and he is now serving 86 years in prison, but that their mom can’t seem to let the past go.

“We had this man put in prison, and I want to move forward, and my mother won’t let me,” says Sydney. “My mother is hard-headed, loud and very obnoxious, and I find her to be crazy.”

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Raechel adds, “My mom is very obsessed with talking about the molestation. She brings it up at the most random times. It’s extremely embarrassing.”

The sisters say their mom has become consumed with anger since learning about the abuse and say that she takes her rage out on the family.

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“The night I had my mother kicked out of our house, we got into a huge fight where she picked me up by my throat and smacked me across the face,” Sydney says. “I did not want my mother to move back home, and she wasn’t supposed to. My father just decided he was going to let her come back. I deserved an apology first.”

Their mother returned home after three months, and the sisters say their relationships haven’t improved and that their parents’ marriage is now on the verge of divorce.

“My family needs a lot of help. They are very broken,” Raechel says.

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On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, see what happens when Sydney confronts her mother, Cindi, she says, in the hopes of getting an apology. And, see what Dr. Phil suggests Cindi do to move past her guilt and anger. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Mother Describes Enormous Burden Of Guilt She Says She Feels Because Her Daughters Were Molested By Her Father

One Way To Take Back Your Power After A Traumatic Event

Cindi admits that she has been filled with rage since learning that her two young daughters were sexually abused by her father. She says anger and guilt have consumed her, driving a wedge between her and her daughters and almost destroying her marriage. She says she reached out to Dr. Phil for help because she doesn’t know how to stop raging and move forward with her life.

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In the video above, Dr. Phil offers Cindi – and anyone who needs help overcoming a traumatic event – advice for how to move forward.

“You cannot let this guy dominate your life from behind bars. You’ve got to take your power back,” he tells Cindi. “When you hate somebody or have bitterness toward them, you’re locked in this bond … The only way you’re ever going to get past this is if you decide to let it go.”

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Dr. Phil tells the mom that she has unfinished emotional business with her father and the way to get rid of that is with what he calls MER – minimal effective response. “You find the minimal effective response that will get you where you won’t have to deal with him anymore,” he explains.

For some people, the MER might be to write a letter. For some, they may need to write a letter and mail it. And for others, they may need to confront the person.

“When you have no more unfinished emotional business, then you’ll begin to turn this in the right direction,” Dr. Phil concludes.

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Young Woman Confronts Mother: ‘There’s Quite A Few Things I Would Like Her To Apologize For’

Sisters Sydney and Raechel say once they revealed to their mother that her father, their grandfather, molested them, their family has fallen apart. They say that after he was sentenced to 86 years in prison, their mom’s family turned their backs on them and their mom, claiming, they say, that their mom fabricated the accusations. Now, they say their mom, Cindi, is filled with anger and cannot stop reliving the trauma — and they are ready to move on.

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“I hated my mom. I wanted nothing to do with her. She left and I got stuck with all the responsibility,” Raechel says, referring to when Cindi moved out of their home for three months three years ago. She says she is no longer upset with her because she now realizes that her mom was sick and needed help.

Sydney, however, says she is trying to move on from the past but is struggling to forgive her mom for some of the things she has done. In the video above, Sydney recalls a physical altercation she had with Cindi and shares why she believes she deserves many apologies from her mother.

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On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Dr. Phil tells Cindi what he believes she needs to do to move past the event and take back her power. Check here to see where you can watch.

Mother Describes Enormous Burden Of Guilt She Says She Feels Because Her Daughters Were Molested By Her Father

Daughter Defends Mother Against Claims She Fabricated Abuse Allegations: ‘I Was Molested By Him’

Cindi says four years ago, her daughters shared with her that they had been sexually abused by her father, their grandfather. The girls testified against their grandfather and he was sentenced to 86 years in prison and now, Cindi says her extended family has turned their backs on her, accusing her of making up the allegations.

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“They are convinced I made this up and forced my children to lie about it,” Cindi claims. “I never would. I’d never put my children through this. I wouldn’t put myself through this.”

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On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Cindi’s daughters stand by their claims and defend their mother.

“I was molested by him. He did this to me. This is not a lie. She did not make this up,” says Cindi’s oldest daughter, Sydney.” I remember, vividly, a lot of things. My mother didn’t fabricate this. That side of the family is covering up for him or attempting to.”

Raechel adds, “Not a lie at all.”

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In the video above, hear Cindi describe the internal conflict that she says is tearing her apart.

“My head tells me, ‘You did everything right. You did everything you needed to do to keep them safe, and not just them, anybody else he was doing this to,’” she explains. “But my heart keeps telling me, ‘Hey, Stupid. You should have known better. You were their mom. You took your sweet little lambs over there, you laid them out on the altar, turned around and looked at the wolf and said, Here, have at ‘em.’”

On Monday’s episode, Dr. Phil tells Cindi what he believes she needs to do to move forward and take back her power. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Samantha says she’s “very afraid” of her stepfather, Iain. “He gets angry at the littlest things,” says the 15-year-old. She claims her mother, Sandi’s, husband is verbally and emotionally abusive towards her.

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Iain claims Samantha is to blame for problems in his marriage to Sandi and says he wants her out of the house after the current school year is over.

Samantha doesn’t disagree. “I would definitely want a change in house – I do not like the conflict in the house at all,” says the ninth-grader. “I do feel like there’s a lot of pressure on me in the house and it’s just hard for me to grow up in an environment like that.”

Samantha says she’s in the gifted program at school, has already won a scholarship for math, and has never been in trouble at school or with the law. However, she claims her stepfather says she’s “lazy”, “manipulative”,“fat” – and a “liar.”

“I make mistakes just like anybody else, and I understand that, but I sometimes feel like those labels are very harsh on me when I try to do my best around the house,” says Samantha, who admits she doesn’t feel like she’s wanted or has support at home.

What does Samantha tell Dr. Phil about how she feels about her situation at home? Tune in to Friday’s episode.

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Darren Kavinoky says he wants to help people empower themselves to make better choices.

“You know I think everybody goes through life being one of two things, either an example of what’s possible – or a warning of what’s possible,” says Kavinoky on Friday’s Dr. Phil.

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The attorney, legal analyst, and host of Investigation Discovery’s Deadly Sins says he struggled with weight and addiction issues before finding his success. Today he says he eats healthy, works out, and participates in triathlons. He’ll embark on a journey to run nearly 3,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York City to bring awareness to wellness-related causes.

“I feel blessed ‘cause I’ve been on both sides of that equation. And to be able to run across America and, and carry this empowering message that people can change and, and I believe change does happen in a moment.”

Kavinoky says he’s dedicating the run to his good friend (and friend of Dr. Phil) Entertainment Tonight Senior Producer, Bonnie Tiegel, whom he credits with giving him his start in television. Ms. Tiegel passed away in January following a battle with cancer.

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Sandi claims her husband, Iain, showers her daughter, Samantha, with negative attention. She claims Iain is verbally and emotionally abusive towards the 15-year-old and has called her “lazy”, “manipulative,” “worthless,” and more. She’s been married to Iain since Samantha was 3 and says she’s “fed up.”

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Samantha, an honor student in the gifted program who says she’s never been in trouble outside of home, claims she’s afraid of her stepfather She says she tries to do her best around the house, but says Iain’s “labels” and “name-calling” make her feel unwanted.

Iain claims Samantha is “controlling and narcissistic,” and “lies about everything.” He says he blames her for problems in his marriage to Sandi and wants the teenager out of the house at the end of the school term.

“I think you’re a loud-mouthed bully,” says Dr. Phil to Iain on Friday’s episode. “And when you affect a child the way you’re affecting her, you can’t tell me you’re not smart enough to know that you are eroding her self-esteem, and you are eroding her self-worth.”

He continues, “But you don’t just rage at her – you’ve got a rage problem – do you not?”

“I’ve got a short temper, yes. I do,” admits Iain.

Does Iain say he is willing to accept help for these issues? And what does that mean for the future of his marriage?

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“I’m married to an emotionally and verbally abusive man,” claims Sandi. She says the fighting in her home has become so bad, that her husband of 12 years, Iain, has threatened to kick her 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, out of the house 4-5 times within the last year.

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Sandi claims that Iain has told Samantha she’s a delinquent, a liar, and a manipulator. “The most hurtful thing that Iain has said is that she’s worthless,” says Sandi, claiming her daughter constantly walks around in fear; saying she feels hated and rejected by her stepfather.

“Samantha is anti-me being around because she can’t do as she pleases,” says Iain who claims his stepdaughter is lazy and inconsiderate. “I’m done with the turmoil that Samantha is causing.” Iain says he wants Samantha out of the house at the end of the school year.

But Sandi says Iain’s mother, Yvonne, is also a big problem. She claims her 86-year-old live-in mother-in-law is constantly “stirring the pot” by, she says, spying on her and Samantha, then telling Iain everything that goes on at home when he is not around.

“It’s like we’re both P.O.W.’s in the same prisoner camp,” says Sandi.

Sandi says she feels like she has to choose between her husband and her daughter. Can Dr. Phil help her decide who to pick?

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At 15, Samantha says she feels hated and rejected by her stepfather, Iain, who says he blames her for problems in his marriage to her mother, Sandi – and wants the teenager out of the house at the end of the school year. Iain has said that Samantha is “lazy,” “manipulative,” “narcissistic” “fat,” – and a “liar.”

On Friday’s Dr. Phil, The ninth-grader says it’s been hard for her to grow up in an environment where she’s constantly getting negative feedback, and called names. At times, she admits, she’s even contemplated extraordinary measures to escape the situation at home.

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“You didn’t deserve this. You’re a smart girl – you’ve got a lot going on for you,” Dr. Phil tells her in a one-on-one conversation; away from Sandi and Iain.

Tune in to Friday’s episode to hear his additional words of encouragement for the teen. Check your local listing here.

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Sandi says her husband, Iain’s, 86-year-old mother, Yvonne, “constantly stirs the pot”, a claim Yvonne strongly denies. Sandi claims the elderly woman calls Sandi and her 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, “lazy” and “slobs,” and that she will chastise the teenager “for anything.”

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“Miss Yvonne puts up a front like she likes me – but in her emails, she’s said a lot of mean things about me,” says Samantha.

Sandi says she doesn’t want her mother-in-law to live with them anymore. She claims that Yvonne, who moved in with the family six years ago, spies on her and on Samantha, then reports to Iain everything that goes on in their home while he’s away.

“I see nothing in this home but bad parenting, lies, and deceit,” says Yvonne, who denies her daughter-in-law’s allegations, including about “spying”. “I do not creep around and spy. I’ve got other things to do,” she says. “If I walk in and I see something, it’s there – open for me to see.”

Yvonne says she believes Samantha has been stealing chocolates from a container in her room. “I confronted her and she denied it. I told her – why doesn’t she be an honest Christian instead of a disgusting liar?” Yvonne claims her daughter-in-law doesn’t hold Samantha accountable for her behavior.

What does Yvonne say when Sandi claims her mother-in-law once pressed a knife to her forehead during a family argument over Samantha’s chores? Tune in to Friday’s Dr. Phil.

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“My stepdaughter, Samantha, is a master manipulator, along with her mother,” says Iain. He’s claiming his wife, Sandi’s, 15-year-old daughter is “controlling and narcissistic,” and “lies about everything.”

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“Once she told Sandi that my mother pushed her into the Island in the kitchen. My mother’s 86 and walks with a cane. That was a big fat lie,” says Iain.

Iain also claims Samantha “steals.” “My mother has seen where Samantha has taken stuff out of her room,” he says. He also complains that Samantha is “lazy” and refuses to help in the kitchen while his elderly mother, Yvonne, does all the cooking.

Sandi says Iain calls Samantha “worthless,” showers her with negative attention, and is both verbally and emotionally abusive to the teenager. She also claims that Yvonne is a big part of the problem in their home because she “stirs the pot” by “spying” on her and Samantha, then reporting back to Iain. Yvonne strongly denies the allegations.

Iain, who has been married to Sandi since Samantha was 3, says he doesn’t agree with his wife’s parenting. He’s claiming Sandi doesn’t make Samantha do her chores, and does not punish her when she breaks his rules. He’s claims Sandi lies to him in order to protect and “cover up for her daughter.”

Iain says Samantha is “destroying his marriage” to Sandi and he wants her gone. “I’ve drawn the line in the sand. When summer comes, Samantha is going … and she’s not coming back. I do not want to live under the same roof with that child.”

Does Sandi say she is willing to let Iain kick her daughter out of the house?

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Iain claims his 15-year-old stepdaughter, Samantha, is ”lazy,” ”controlling,” and ”narcissistic.” He says he blames her for problems in his 12-year marriage to her mother, Sandi, and wants her out of the house at the end of the school year.

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Samantha, an honor student who claims she’s never been in trouble outside of home, says Iain’s “labels,” and “name-calling“ make her feel unwanted. She says she wants a “change of house.”

Sandi claims Iain is verbally and emotionally abusive towards Samantha and says she’s “had enough.”

“What the hell are you thinking? You don’t subject your child to something like this,” says Dr. Phil to Sandi on Friday’s episode.

“You say ’I’m fed up with this – I’m fed up with this –‘ You continue to bring her into a hostile environment where somebody is pounding on her self-esteem; pounding on her self-worth…?’ What the hell is wrong with you, woman? Your job is to protect your child!”

When Dr. Phil tells Sandi to either “walk her out of the situation or I’m reporting you before the sun sets today,” what does Sandi say?

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Why Father Says He Shouldn’t Have To Pay Child Support For Daughter

Steve claims his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, coached their 12-year-old daughter to falsely accuse him of sexual abuse. Steve says the allegations were investigated, he was never charged and the case was closed. Now, Steve says he shouldn’t have to pay child support for his daughter and he doesn’t even want her in his life.

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“You’ve decided that you’ve been falsely accused so you don’t think you should have to pay them for that,” Dr. Phil says to Steve.

“No. Why?” replies Steve, who claims that it cost him and his fiancée $5,000 to defend himself.

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“Anybody who feels that they are innocent would not up and abandon their child,” says Robyn, who adamantly denies coaching their daughter. “They would want to talk to their child, ask their child why they feel this way.”

When Dr. Phil mentions that Steve could petition to have his parental rights terminated, Steve says that’s what he plans to do.

“I will not have the accusations with my family,” Steve explains. “I have three boys, and I’m not going to jeopardize my family.”

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Hear more of Dr. Phil’s thoughts in the video above. And on Thursday’s episode, an estate management attorney weighs in on the situation and Steve’s responsibilities as a parent. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Why Father Says His Daughter Is ‘Nothing But A Piece Of Dirt To Me’

Steve claims his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, coached their 12-year-old daughter to falsely accuse him of sexual abuse, although she denies the allegations. He says after months of investigation and thousands of dollars spent on attorney fees, the case was closed and no charges were ever filed.

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Now, Steve says he doesn’t want his daughter in his life and he should not have to pay child support because of the false claims made against him that could have landed him in prison.

“All I wanted was a daughter and I had one. At one point, she was my pride and joy. Now, she’s nothing but a piece of dirt to me,” Steve says. “If I could speak to my daughter, there would be nothing nice to say to her.”

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Steve, who says he just wants to move on with his life without his daughter, continues, “My greatest fear is that if my daughter ever came back into my house that she would come up with more accusations.”

In the video above, Dr. Phil questions Steve about his comments.

“You’re referring to your daughter as a piece of dirt,” Dr. Phil says.

“After being accused of something like that, wouldn’t you?” Steve says.

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“If you think that she is coaching your daughter, then your daughter is a victim just like you,” Dr. Phil points out. “You don’t refer to your daughter as a piece of dirt. What the hell are you thinking?”

On Thursday’s episode, hear what Dr. Phil tells the parents they must do for their daughter’s well-being. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Robyn claims her ex-boyfriend and father of their 12-year-old daughter is a “deadbeat dad.” She claims he hasn’t paid child support in years and at one point he owed almost $18,000.

“He’s lazy, careless, sick, twisted,” Robyn says. “He’s a mess.”

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Robyn also claims that Steve inappropriately engaged with their daughter, Alyssa, while she was staying at his home.

“When my daughter told me Steve was trying to videotape her with his phone in the shower, I was freaked out,” Robyn says, adding that she went to her ex’s house to confront Steve and his fiancée, Jen. She also claims that a few months later, “When I brought Alyssa over, she would not get out of the car. I told Steve, ‘Look at her. You did this to our daughter.’”

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Steve says he was cleared of any wrongdoing and completely denies Robyn’s allegations. He claims Robyn is a drama queen and is just out for his money.

“He’s nothing but a monster,” says Robyn who claims she’s trying to get “justice” for her daughter. “When I mention Steve’s name around Alyssa, she freezes.”

In the video above, hear about another alleged incident Robyn claims happened between Steve and their daughter. And on Thursday’s episode, hear what Dr. Phil says these exes must do for the sake of their daughter. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Steve says he believes his ex-girlfriend, Robyn, coached their 12-year-old daughter to accuse him of sexual abuse – allegations that he says were proven to be false. He says because of the situation, he no longer wants his daughter in his life for fear of her making up other allegations, and he also says he doesn’t believe he should have to pay child support.

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Robyn adamantly denies coaching their daughter and claims that Steve is a “deadbeat” dad who will do whatever he has to to get out of paying child support.

After estate management attorney Ann-Margaret Carrozza weighs in on Steve’s legal obligations as a father, Dr. Phil offers Steve and Robyn advice on how they can be supportive parents to their young daughter.

“She certainly has not done anything where she deserves for her father to say, ‘I cast you out of my life and never see you again,’” he says to Steve. “She has nothing to earn that penalty in her life and if you do that, you are cheating her and taking the easy way out.”

To Robyn, he says, “Your number one priority should be to heal the relationship between her and her father.

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Turning to Steve, he concludes, “And you should do everything you can to foster a healthy relationship between your daughter and her mother.”

This episode of Dr. Phil airs Thursday. Watch more here.

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